Category: Q&A

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2020 January Q&A: Dealing With A Difficult Board Member

Q. We have a board that just doesn’t get along. I am the board president, and one of the other board members is a big bully. It’s really hard to deal with him, and I hear from contractors that he is nasty. He wants to run it all. No matte…

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2019 December Q&A: Unresponsive Board

Q. Each month the board of directors holds a meeting to go over finances, work in progress and other subject matters. All members are invited to sit at these meetings. These meeting are held at a board member’s home. We are told to inform…

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2019 December Q&A: Can We Talk?

Q. I am a new condo owner. The way the trustees do business does not seem correct to me. First, they will not allow owners to communicate directly with them or the condo’s accountants. Every communication must be sent to the one employee …

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2019 December Q&A: Avoiding Conflict

Q. I was just informed that a member of our condo association’s board of directors has accepted a job with our Association’s management company. They are going to be managing a different property in the area for the company. The biggest i…

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2019 November Q&A: Shuffling Budgets

Q. Once a budget is passed, can monies be taken from one account and used for something else? Example, if there is money in a “paving account” can it be transferred to a “pool repair account,” if needed? It seems that our association budg…

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2019 November Q&A: Preserving Privacy

Q. I would like to know if it is legal for board members to share personal and financial information regarding our home in the community with other residents who don’t serve on the board — and some who don’t even own property here, but li…

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2019 October Q&A: Can a Board Fine for a Free Service?

Q. I own a condo. My building has charged me a fee of $300 and I don't think it is fair. A friend visited me in my apartment a month ago. She was cooking a meal and inadvertently left one of the burners slightly on without a flame. A neig…

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2019 September Q&A: When the Board Changes the Meeting Time

Q. Most of the members of our condo board are retired, and recently voted to hold board meetings at 1 p.m. instead of our traditional 7 p.m. because afternoons are convenient for them.  The other two board members — and the majority of un…

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2019 September Q&A: Kept in the Dark

Q. Our association recently hired a new management company, and an announcement was sent to the homeowners announcing the change. A new board initiated this action with no input from homeowners and no discussion. I have specifically reque…

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2019 August Q&A: Maintenance Increases and Common Spaces

Q. My condo board notified us that we will be subjected to a maintenance increase for this year after a five-year assessment. What if, say, an owner has several combined units and utilizes the common hallway for personal us? Will the hall…

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