Category: Q&A

Q&A Q&A: Adopting Legal Rental Requirements
2015 October Q&A: Adopting Legal Rental Requirements

Q I am the vice president of a condominium. In our documents, written in the early 1980s, there is a requirement that rental agreements can only have one lessee. One of our owners, who rents out her unit, is an out-of-state attorney an…

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Q&A Q&A: Removal of a Condo Trustee?
2015 September Q&A: Removal of a Condo Trustee?

Q Do the individual condo association board members and/or the president of the board of trustees have any legal rights in removing one of the directors? Do we as a condominium association have the legal right to remove a treasurer fro…

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Q&A Q&A: Seeking a Remedy for Arrears
2015 September Q&A: Seeking a Remedy for Arrears

Q One of the tenants in our small condo (it’s only six units) has been underpaying his monthly dues since August of 2012. The total amount he owes our building is just over $8,300. Two weeks before our annual unit owners meeting in Jun…

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Q&A Q&A: The Rule Makers
2015 August Q&A: The Rule Makers

Q What if any are the limits to what the board of trustees are required to do under Massachusetts General Statutes 183A? What happens if they overstep their bounds? — Unauthorized in Auburn A “The mandatory provisions a…

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Q&A Q&A: Accessing Financial Records
2015 August Q&A: Accessing Financial Records

Q I live in a condominium complex with 75 units. I have asked the board for a financial statement since I never received one. It is my understanding that under Massachusetts General Law 183A, the association or its management company i…

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Q&A Q&A: Null and Void
2015 July Q&A: Null and Void

Null and Void Q I am a unit owner in a condominium. According to the bylaws and rules of our condominium, the board of managers should consist of five members, but for the last five or more years, there have only been two people.…

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Q&A Q&A: Common Spaces Subject to Maintenance Increases
2015 June Q&A: Common Spaces Subject to Maintenance Increases

Q My question relates to maintenance increases for common spaces. For example, my condo board has notified all the owners that there is going to be a maintenance increase this year after a five-year assessment. So, if an owner has seve…

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Q&A Q&A: Hey, Wait a Minute
2015 June Q&A: Hey, Wait a Minute

Q Our management posts the minutes of its last board meeting on a website that unit owners can access, but they're often released several months after the meeting took place, and sometimes after the subsequent meeting has already happe…

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Q&A Q&A: Reservations Required
2015 June Q&A: Reservations Required

Q I seek your assistance with understanding a regulation recently implemented by the Board of Trustees at the Esplanade in Hudson, MA, where my husband and I reside. Specifically, the Board of Trustees is requiring that unit owners pro…

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Q&A Q&A: Withholding HOA Fees?
2015 May Q&A: Withholding HOA Fees?

I live in a condominium I have brought several issues to the management and board’s attention for the past three years, and spent two years on the board before removing myself due to the frustration of dealing with our management company. T…

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