Category: Q&A

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2017 October Q&A: Holding a Garage Sale in a Parking Space

Q. I live in a five-story condominium with 24 units, 24 “designated” parking spots, and six undesignated spots. “Designated” means that only the 24 people with parking tags can park in any one of those 24 designated spots (but the spots a…

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2017 October Q&A: How to Remove a Board Member

Q. If someone wants to get a board member off the board, how do they go about it, and what percentage of the shareholders do they need?                             —What’s the Procedure? A.   “The question is a good question, and the a…

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2017 September Q&A: Transparency at Board Meetings

Q. I am a condo board member and often hear my fellow members say at our meetings that "What goes on in here stays in here.” How can that be fair to our unit owners? Shouldn't everything go in the minutes except for names and amounts owed…

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2017 July Q&A: Are We Covered in the Event of a Lawsuit?

Q. Several of us unit owners in the building formed a committee in response to rules made by the board. We’re concerned that we could get involved in a lawsuit with the board, so we were wondering if the association’s insurance would cove…

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2017 July Q&A: Getting the New Neighbors to Follow the Rules

Q. My husband and I own a co-op. The rule book specifically states that the second-floor apartment must have 80 percent of each room carpeted and padded. Now we just got new tenants moving in above us. When they walk around up there, they…

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2017 July Q&A: When a Board Prez Takes Over Treasury Duties

Q. My condo has three units. We have three owners and we recently sold one unit to a new owner. He is the president and I am the treasurer. One day, he asked me to give him the checkbooks that have been in my handling, and stated that he …

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2017 June Q&A: A Complaint About My Service Animal

Q. When I became disabled, I applied to the board for approval for a companion dog. Upon approval, I signed an agreement that restricted the dog from certain areas and reiterated the dog could not be a nuisance to neighbors. I installed $…

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2017 June Q&A: Changing the House Rules

Q. Can the board change house rules without a vote? The condo declaration states no pets in or any property of the condominium upon approval of the board in writing. The house rules were changed from no pets to pets allowed and two per un…

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