Category: Q&A

Q&A Q&A: Office Space for Manager
2014 August Q&A: Office Space for Manager

Q My condo's board recently approved a plan to provide an office for our property manager. Since the building did not have a space for an office, they want to put up walls in one of our common areas, so the property manager has a place to…

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Q&A Q&A: Where There’s Smoke … There’s Fire?
2014 July Q&A: Where There’s Smoke … There’s Fire?

I live above a daily cigar smoker, and particularly in the warmer months I like to leave my windows and balcony door open. I’ve complained several times to the board and management that the smoke is getting into my unit, my rug, my bed shee…

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Q&A Q&A: Companion Animal Complaint
2014 June Q&A: Companion Animal Complaint

Last year I became disabled and applied to the board for approval for a companion dog. Upon approval, I signed an agreement that restricted the dog from certain areas and reiterated the dog could not be a nuisance to neighbors. I installed …

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Q&A Q&A: Who’s Responsible for Window Repair?
2014 June Q&A: Who’s Responsible for Window Repair?

Q Earlier this month when the Chicagoland area experienced the polar vortex, I had both my windows in the living room and the glass door to my terrace crack due to the extreme cold. I informed the manager who then called a glass company, …

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Q&A Q&A: Would We Be Covered
2014 February Q&A: Would We Be Covered

A group of unit owners in my building formed a committee in reaction to some rules the board made. We’re worried we might get into a lawsuit with the board, and we want to know if the association’s insurance would cover us against this kind…

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Q&A Q&A: Evening Things out
2013 October Q&A: Evening Things out

My question is if there is damage to my roof and it leaks into my condominium unit and I reported it to the board three times with no repairs made, can I repair it myself and deduct the cost from my common charges? Please advise. —A …

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Q&A Q&A: Altered Without Consent
2013 October Q&A: Altered Without Consent

Altered Without Consent Q I am writing to you regarding an issue that I have in my condominium. A few years ago, our board undertook extensive roof repairs to fix leaks and various deficiencies. However, when the work was completed …

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