Category: Q&A

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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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2018 May Q&A: Can We Force an Audit?

Q. My condo bylaws state that an annual audit must be performed, but our board won’t do them, leading us to suspect something may be amiss. What can we do?                                —Suspicious Owner A. “The ‘Condominium Statute,…

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2018 March Q&A: Snowed In

Q. I own a condo in a small brownstone in Boston.  We have three owners and four parking spaces accessed via the alley in back of the building.  Our titles indicate we each have the “right to use” a specific spot or spots.  The spaces are…

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2018 March Q&A: When Drug Deals Happen at Our Property

Q. Does a condo board of trustees bear any liability in regard to an owner whose son lives in their condo with his girlfriend, and both allegedly purchase drugs in our hidden parking lot on a daily basis? Residents have observed them do t…

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2018 February Q&A: Stained Relationships

Q. I am a trustee at a 50-unit condominium association in Massachusetts and I have a question.  There are two condominium owners involved. One owner lives above the other owner. The upstairs owner had a minor leak from a shower head. It …

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