Category: Q&A

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2019 Winter 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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2019 Winter 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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2019 Fall Q&A: Pest Infestation

Q. I was wondering about pest control responsibility. I live in a condo building in South Florida, and I’m getting constant roaches in my unit. I’m a very clean person and had no problem for 10 years. Obviously the building is infested. W…

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2018 December Q&A: The Issue of Pets

Q.   I live in a 40-unit condo building with a no pet amendment from 1980. A woman recently purchased a unit and has been seen with a dog, and the dog barks all the time. She signed all the disclosure forms stating we don’t allow pets or r…

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2018 October Q&A: What to Do About a Sex Offender in the Building

Q. I was recently made aware that a registered sex offender has moved into my building, into his girlfriend’s apartment. I made the board aware of this, and even gave them a printout from criminal justice. We have a lot of children living…

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2018 September Q&A: Greasing the Vote?

Q. We have a board member who goes to owners to fill out proxy votes so the elderly vote for him. This person also pays for 100 owners to have a dinner at the clubhouse to win votes. He has been doing this for years, with no repercussions…

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2017 December Q&A: Owner Who Owes Money Now Declares Bankruptcy

Q. What can be done if a unit owner, who has not paid his or her maintenance for a year and owes the association $30,000, has now declared bankruptcy? How does the association get its money?             —Neighbors Seeking Recourse A. …

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