Category: Q&A

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2016 December Q&A: Voting by Proxy

Q. At a regular monthly meeting of a seven-member HOA board, where four members present constitute a quorum, can one of the absent members give her proxy to one of the four attending members to vote on specific issues on the board’s agend…

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2016 December Q&A: Should My Board Hire an Unlicensed Contractor?

Q. We had some gutter and minor roof repairs scheduled. The budget is tight for some other reasons and the president stated that her husband was qualified and would do the work for free. He is not licensed or insured and will be working o…

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2016 November Q&A: Performing Building Repair Work While Unlicensed

Q. We had some gutter and minor roof repairs scheduled.  The budget is tight for some other reasons and the president stated that her husband was qualified and would do the work for free.  He is not licensed or insured and will be working…

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2016 November Q&A: Looking for a Legal Set of Bylaws

Q. I am a co-op owner and board member in Miami Beach. I have been trying to obtain a true copy of our bylaws. I have a six-page version but was told by another owner that his copy is about 100 pages. Where do I find the real set? Are the…

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2016 September Q&A: A Stonewalling Board

Q. Our association recently hired a new management company. An announcement was sent to the homeowners announcing the change. A new board initiated this action with no input from homeowners and no discussion. I have specifically requested…

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2016 September Q&A: Pets in a No-Pet Building

Q. My condominium does not allow any animals, as spelled out in the condominium rules and regulations. This was one of the reasons I purchased in this building because it didn’t allow pets. With no regard to the rules, however, several ow…

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2016 June Q&A: Selling Parking Spaces

Q. We have a parking situation that could be turned into a revenue-making opportunity but we want to know how to go about it. It turns out that our condominium association actually has a surplus of parking spaces. We used to rent our exce…

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2016 June Q&A: Recalling a Board Member

Q. I am on the board of a condominium association in Altamonte Springs. We have one director that is troublesome and a majority of the member want him to step down. We have 12 units, and 11 of them were either willing to meet at a propose…

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2016 March Q&A: Secret Taping of Meetings

Q. We have recently found that a member of our co-op's board of directors had covertly taped the conversations during a board meeting and a board interview with a prospective purchaser. We have also learned that she has submitted this tap…

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