Category: Q&A

Q&A
Summer 2021 Q&A: Balcony Alteration

Q. A homeowner in a condo asks the board to allow the alteration of the balcony enclosure to a taller height. The board and management company agree and the alteration takes place. Twenty-five years later, a new manager says that was impr…

Read More
Q&A
Summer 2021 Q&A: Condo Fashion Police

Q. My neighbor, who is a global VP of a large company, is not home a lot. This summer, it was quite hot, and being an athletic person he went out for a long run. There are only two entrances to our condo building: the front door and walki…

Read More
Q&A
Summer 2021 Q&A: Voting vs. Privacy

Q. I live in Illinois. We are having our annual meeting to elect board members. Ballots were sent to each unit to vote. Our management company wants our voted ballots to be signed and returned by mail before our annual meeting. I feel my …

Read More
Q&A
Spring 2021 Q&A: Double Dipping?

Q. Is it illegal for a president of a condo association to work for the property management company under contract to the association and for that person to sign a new contract? Or is it just unethical and in poor taste creating a divided…

Read More
Q&A
Spring 2021 Q&A: Ballot Access

Q. My question is: who has access to the actual vote count and to review actual ballots of an Illinois condominium board election? Do board members have such access? Do individual unit owners have such access? —Seeking Clarification on E…

Read More
Q&A
Winter 2020 Q&A: Hoarding Problem

Q. Please help me. I live in a condo. My next door neighbor is a hoarder. She constantly leaves the front door open. I complained to the buildings department many times. The smell is awful; she has mice, roaches, and water bugs. What can …

Read More
Q&A
Winter 2020 Q&A: Repurposing Common Space Without Owner Approval

Q. My condo board, against the rules that require a vote to change the use of common property, is now using our paddle board court to store large equipment like pressure washers, etc. I asked about it at the annual meeting and they told m…

Read More
Q&A
Secondhand Smoke Complaints

Q. I live in a condo and my neighbor downstairs from me is constantly smoking. I brought it to the attention of management and nothing has been done. What are my options as an owner: do I bring legal action against the management, or do I t…

Read More
Q&A
Fall 20 Q&A: Neighbor’s Secondhand Smoke

Q. I live in a condo and my neighbor downstairs from me is constantly smoking. I brought it to the attention of management and nothing has been done. What are my options as an owner: do I bring legal action against the management or do I …

Read More
Q&A
Legal Q&A

Neighbor’s Secondhand Smoke Q. I live in a condo and my neighbor downstairs from me is constantly smoking. I brought it to the attention of management and nothing has been done. What are my options as an owner: do I bring legal action agai…

Read More
1 2 3 12 Next