Category: Q&A

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2018 November Q&A: Driveway Issue

Q. Approximately four years ago I moved to an over-55 condo association where each unit has its own driveway. The complex is about 12 years old, and when initially turned over by the builder to the association the inexperienced board was …

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2018 November Q&A: Calculating Percentage Interests

Q. I am the newly-elected treasurer of a very small condo complex consisting of 16 free-standing homes. Four of the homes are low-income dwellings (40B) of which the owner has a 7.5 percent beneficial interest. Our expense budget proposed…

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2018 October Q&A: How Much Warning is Needed for Security Cameras?

Q. I own a condo in Massachusetts. I have installed security cameras inside my unit.  The condo association has signs stating that the property has security cameras.  Do I also need to put a sign on my condo (door, window, etc.), stating …

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2018 September Q&A: Should Board Members Share Complaints?

Q.  A unit owner in our condominium reported to the board an alleged violation by another unit owner of the rules and regulations of the condominium association. A member of the board then disclosed to the alleged rule-breaker that a compl…

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2018 August Q&A: After-Hours Access

Q.  We have a doorman at our condo 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 between midni…

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2018 July Q&A: What’s the Secret?

Q. Many owners have questions about what happens at the monthly board meetings. Our board refuses to release any meeting minutes to the owners. Also, the board has told me that they do not record in the minutes who voted for what. Can the…

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2018 July Q&A: Not for Sale?

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 the 24 designated spots (but the spots are…

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2018 June Q&A: Recording a Meeting

Q. Can a condominium board restrict an individual board member from recording an executive (closed) session of a board meeting?                            —Concerned Resident A.   “The direct answer to the question is that a condominiu…

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2018 May Q&A: Election Battles

Q. The last presidential contest may have rocked the nation, but it seemed tame compared to some of the elections we’ve had at our association. It seems every election is contentious, and sometimes they get downright nasty. Opposing “camp…

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