Category: Q&A

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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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2017 June Q&A: Doorman Access

Q. We have a doorman at our Lake Shore Drive building from 8 a.m. until midnight, and the street door is locked at midnight. Is there any regulation regarding necessary available access to the building by guests or emergency responders be…

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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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