Category: Q&A

Q&A Q&A: Which Law Applies?
2023 January Q&A: Which Law Applies?

Q. My condo was formed in 1974 under the old condo law, RSA 479. The new condo law, RSA 356, was passed in 1977. If we update our condo docs now, which law are we required to follow? Note we are exempted from 356 under paragraphs I, II, I…

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Q&A Q&A: Handling Hoarding
2023 January Q&A: Handling Hoarding

Q. I live in a mid-rise condominium, and my next door neighbor is a hoarder. She frequently leaves her door open and it’s easy to see that there’s a problem. I complained to the building management several times, but nothing has improved.…

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Q&A Q&A: Wedded Conflict?
2023 January Q&A: Wedded Conflict?

Q. Can a husband and wife serve at the same time on a condo board, or is it a conflict of interest? There are three board members in our 12-unit condo complex. The husband is the president, and the wife is the treasurer.  Is this allowed?…

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Q&A Q&A: Rough Sale-ing
2022 December Q&A: Rough Sale-ing

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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Q&A Man Chopping Ice in the Driveway
2022 November Q&A: Driveway Debate

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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Q&A Q&A: Committee Control
2022 November Q&A: Committee Control

Q. Our condo president says she alone has the authority to select and remove members of a committee. Is this true?                                   —Curious Reader A. “It depends upon the language of the governing documents, but it i…

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Q&A Q&A: Know Thy Neighbor?
2022 November Q&A: Know Thy Neighbor?

Q. I own a unit in a large (100+ units) condominium. I understand that the association is required to maintain a current roster of residents, both owners and renters. Do I have a right to access that list? What information am I able (or n…

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Q&A Q&A: Eligible to Serve?
2022 October Q&A: Eligible to Serve?

Q. One of the board members in our condominium is not an owner of his unit—the deed is in his wife’s name as sole owner. Our condo docs, including the bylaws, seem to me to be clear regarding directors: they must be owner-members as shown…

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Q&A Q&A: Stepping Up to Serve
2022 September Q&A: Stepping Up to Serve

Q. Our small condo association is having a difficult time getting enough volunteers to satisfy the leadership requirements of our Master Deed. I’ve heard from other condo owners that there seems to be a lack of interest in running for the…

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Q&A Q&A: Seeking Transparency
2022 September Q&A: Seeking Transparency

Q.   During COVID restrictions, the board meetings at our condominium were not held regularly, or were held virtually, and few people paid attention. Now that meetings have resumed in person, the meetings seem to be less “official” — for e…

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