Category: Q&A

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2020 October Q&A: Rules for Disclosing to Rule-Breakers

Q. Are there any ramifications against a board member who has disclosed information to an owner (the rule breaker) that another owner has come to them regarding breaking of the rules which has now caused friction and even attempted confro…

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2020 October Q&A: For the Record

Q. Is an association required to maintain a recording of a meeting as an official record?                                                    —Wondering A. “Thank you for your question. The answer is that a recording of a meeting is an…

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2020 October Q&A: Well, Well, Well

Q. Our condo court needs a new well. If it is put near the old one on common property, it would cost us $20,000. The person who lives closest to where the well would be built has hired a lawyer and someone on the board assured this homeow…

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2020 October Q&A: Am I Liable for Liability Insurance?

Q. I own a mobile home in a co-op park in Florida. I understand how a co-op works. I don't own the land the mobile home sits on. I am a 1/63 owner in all the lots and community property in the park. My mobile home is 100% paid for—i.e., t…

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Q&A: Closing Community Pools During COVID-19

Q: Should community associations refrain from opening pools or close pools that are open in warmer parts of the country? It is important for a community association to make a distinction between an essential facility and a nonessential fac…

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March 26, 2020 Disease & Disclosure

Q. If a resident in our building tests positive for COVID-19, or is self-quarantined, should we tell the other residents and staff? A. According to Manhattan-based law firm Armstrong Teasdale, "Residents should be notified if the board or …

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2020 October Q&A: Changing the Rules to Your Advantage

Q. Can a board member vote on a change in rules that will directly benefit him or her? For example, the board member is an investor with more than ten units and needs more parking spaces for tenants; therefore he/she moves to vote to chan…

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2020 October Q&A: Parking Lot Garage Sale Denied

Q. I live in a five-story condominium with 24 units, 24 designated parking spots, and 6 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 not…

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2019 Fall Q&A: When Husband and Wife Serve on the Board Together

Q. Can a husband and wife serve at the same time on a condo board, or is it a conflict of interest? The husband is the president, and the wife is the treasurer. There are three board members in a 13-apartment condo complex. —Considering …

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2019 Fall Q&A: Parking Complaint

Q. Three years ago a couple bought a condo in our building “as is,” and with only one assigned parking spot. Since that time, they have been trying to get a second parking spot since everyone else in the building has two assigned parking …

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