Category: Q&A

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2017 May Q&A: When Conflict of Interest Runs Amok

Q. What do you do when the president of the board, property manager and super are all one family? I tried waking up the shareholders with memos and flyers about the conflict of interest to no avail. Our beautiful Garden of Eden has become…

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2017 April Q&A: UOA, MA, and HOA: What Are the Differences?

Q. We reside in a medium-sized condominium complex in the Chicago suburbs, consisting of five separate condo associations and one homeowners’ association. After reading through several sections of the Illinois Condominium Property Act (IC…

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2017 March Q&A: Dealing With a Verbally Abusive Neighbor

Q. A unit owner is using really foul language at some other owners continually. He goes as far as telling them they should die and fall down the stairs. The association has been notified many times and says they can’t do anything. The rul…

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2017 March Q&A: When a Management Company Takes Over

Q. I am a unit owner in a condominium association containing 189 units. We manage ourselves and wouldn’t ever want to have a management company manage our property. However, the question has often  been asked as to what happens when a man…

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2017 February Q&A: Honor, Duty to Community

Q. It is common knowledge that board members have a fiduciary duty to the association, and can be held liable for failing to perform their duties as required by statute. But, do the board of managers or board of directors have any fiducia…

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2017 February Q&A: Dilemma Over Inheriting a Relative’s Estate

Q. “I inherited a condo – my father in died September 2016. I have been paying the mortgage and assessment fees since his death. I can no longer continue to pay for the condo. I talked to the president of the association and stated to her…

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2017 January Q&A: Is an HOA Accountable for Wheelchair Access?

Q. “I am a resident who is wheelchair-bound, living in a condo building built before 1991. I had a temporary plywood ramp made specifically for access to enter and exit the common entrance. The HOA has since informed me the ramp is unacce…

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