Category: Q&A

Q&A Q&A: Keeping Crime at Bay
2015 June Q&A: Keeping Crime at Bay

Q My association has noticed an uptick in criminal activity lately and we are looking for some guidance as to what is the best course of action to curb illegal activity and, in particular, gang activity that seems to be occurring on…

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Q&A Q&A: Bad Balconies?
2015 June Q&A: Bad Balconies?

Q I live in a new condo within an 185-unit building that opened nearly five years ago. Some of the units, including mine, have balconies which provide stellar views. For over a year now, we have been warned not to step out onto said…

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Q&A Q&A: One Space or Two?
2015 May Q&A: One Space or Two?

Six years ago, I bought a two-bedroom condo advertised as having two parking spaces. They are piggy-back spaces, as the first car cannot get out until the second car is moved. These parking spaces are not part of the deed; they are assigned…

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Q&A Q&A: Assessing for Roof Replacement
2015 May Q&A: Assessing for Roof Replacement

Q At present, I am a member of a small association consisting of 12 units, with $30K in reserve. We have been told that we need to procure two new roofs for our building, to the tune of $20K each. While our reserves can clearly cover one …

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Q&A Q&A: Renting Out our Extra Parking
2015 April Q&A: Renting Out our Extra Parking

Our condo association has a surplus of parking spaces. We used to rent the excess spots to people who do not reside in the building, but our management company advised us to discontinue this practice because it created a problem. They said …

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Q&A Q&A: Can Non-Homeowners Serve?
2015 April Q&A: Can Non-Homeowners Serve?

Q I am the vice president of a small condo community and we are trying to find out if non-homeowners can serve on our board. Several of the homeowners would like renters to have a proxy vote. However, being a proxy and voting for an absen…

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Q&A Q&A: Saying NO to Pets
2015 March Q&A: Saying NO to Pets

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 particular building. With no regard to the rules, several owners have recently snuck in cats…

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Q&A Q&A: No Board Quorum
2015 March Q&A: No Board Quorum

Q I am a unit owner in a condominium. The board of managers should consist of 5 members, but for the last five or more years, there have only been 2 people serving on the board. These two make all the decisions for the entire condo. Since…

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Q&A Q&A: Pony Express
2015 January Q&A: Pony Express

Q In this day and age, must notices of rule violations be sent by certified mail, or can they be sent via priority/tracking mail, or even email? Must resident complaints to a rules committee always be submitted via a standardized form, or…

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Q&A Q&A: Noticing Violations
2014 December Q&A: Noticing Violations

Q     In this day and age, must notices of rule violations be sent by certified mail? Can they be sent via priority/tracking mail? Via email? Must complaints by others to a rules committee always be placed on a standardized form, or can t…

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