Category: Q&A

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2019 June Q&A: Peaceful Pool Time?

Q. We are retired, and chose to live in a 55+ community geared to an active-adult lifestyle. But summer is coming, and we’re concerned about the swimming pool stress we encountered last year. There is a sign posted at the pool that prohib…

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2019 May Q&A: Questioning Quorums

Q. When we had our annual owners’ meeting in November, there was one trustee position up for election and one candidate for the position.  I have asked the trustees and property manager to confirm the percentage of beneficial interest rep…

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2019 May Q&A: Show Me the Money!

Q. I live in a condo complex in Rhode Island. I only receive a financial statement once a year. I would like a monthly expense sheet and income tax return sent to me. The management company and the treasurer have not answered me. Is there…

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2019 April Q&A: Is Change in the Wind?

Q. With all of the negative comments I am reading about condo boards, I find myself wondering if the state of Massachusetts is planning to update its Condominium Act at any point in the future. The state granted these condo boards far too…

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2019 March Q&A: Can Elections Be Ignored?

Q. The election of officers did not occur at our condo’s annual meeting, nor was a date and time set for the election. The election of officers has not occurred within the 10 days as stated in our bylaws or state statutes because there wa…

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2019 February Q&A: Fishy Financial Operations?

Q. We live in a 64 unit condo in Massachusetts and feel that the board of trustees is not following their fiduciary responsibilities. The treasurer resides out of state, and has all maintenance invoices sent to her monthly. She is, theref…

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2019 February Q&A: Share and Share Alike

Q. Can a condominium association charge all unit owners the same fees? MGL Chapter 183A Sections 5(a) and 6(a)(1) seem to require the association to determine the percentage of undivided interest for each unit and to access fees in accord…

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2019 January Q&A: Board Won’t Hold Elections!

Q. My board has not held an election in 10 years! They keep re-appointing themselves and appoint their friends when there is a vacancy. How can I stop this abuse of power by my HOA?                                      — Frustrated Owner…

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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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