“Your first step, regardless of which of the changes described above needs to be made, will likely be communication with your board. If you seek to change a rule or regulation of the board, petitioning them directly is a sensible starting point, as board members will be the only parties voting on the issue. If a change of your condominium documents is required, and thus a vote of the unit owners will be necessary, then it may make practical sense to seek information about the community’s opinion on this subject. However, while sending letters to unit owners is not a legally prohibited activity, such “polling” normally occurs through the board. Thus, it may be wise to approach your board first so that you can increase your chances of securing their cooperation. A basic reality is that any change you seek is more likely to occur if you can garner the support of the board. That being said, there is also usually a provision in the documents that would allow the unit owners to petition the board for a special meeting for a particular purpose.
“As the question presented seeks information about changing the present rule, I have made no analysis regarding the validity of said rule and simply assumed its existence as stated. Further, this response conveys general information based on the description of the issue received. For a case-specific legal opinion, you should consult with your own legal counsel.”