Category: Q&A

Q&A Q&A: Pest Control Responsibility
2018 November Q&A: Pest Control Responsibility

Q.   I was wondering about pest control responsibility. I live in a condo building. 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. Who supposed to fix …

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Q&A Q&A: Landscaping Fight
2018 October Q&A: Landscaping Fight

Q. I am a condo unit owner with a patch of HOA-owned grass near my unit that was overlooked for many years. Over the past six years, I have slowly landscaped the area in accordance with the landscaping of the complex. No one from the boar…

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Q&A Q&A: Getting the Cold Shoulder From the Board
2018 October Q&A: Getting the Cold Shoulder From the Board

Q. We have a board member who has been locked out of meetings. According to that board member, the board has formed an Executive Committee that has, for all intents and purposes, shut them out. The board member no longer able to view boar…

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Q&A Q&A: Disclosing the Health Information of an Owner
2018 September Q&A: Disclosing the Health Information of an Owner

Q. “Say a shareholder spoke to the president of the board and disclosed his or her health condition. And later on, the president lost re-election to the board and found out that the shareholder did not vote for them. The ousted president …

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Q&A Q&A: Children Running Amok
2018 August Q&A: Children Running Amok

Q. I have an upstairs co-op shareholder who has four grandchildren every weekend. She allows these kids to run, jump, stomp, and roughhouse from the time they arrive Fridays from 6:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; an…

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Q&A Q&A: Meeting Minutes
2018 May Q&A: Meeting Minutes

Q. Many owners have questions about what happens at the monthly board meetings. Our board refuses to release any meeting minutes to the owners. Also, the board has told me that they do not record in the minutes who voted for what. Can the…

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Q&A Q&A: When an HOA Threatens to Seize a Unit
2018 May Q&A: When an HOA Threatens to Seize a Unit

Q. My HOA has threatened to confiscate my unit because I withheld/escrowed my June assessment soon after I learned the board refused to communicate or cooperate with my insurance company who was to cover other losses. This isn’t in the by…

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Q&A Q&A: Taping a Board Meeting
2018 April Q&A: Taping a Board Meeting

Q. Can a voice recording of an executive closed session of a condo board meeting by one of the board’s directors  be restricted by the board?  —Unit Owner Seeking Transparency A. “The Illinois Condominium Property Act generally requir…

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Q&A Q&A: Rules That Favor a Board Member
2018 March Q&A: Rules That Favor a Board Member

Q. Can a board member vote on a change in rules that will directly benefits him/her? For example. the board member is an investor with more than 10 units and needs more parking spaces for tenants, therefore s/he moves to vote to change th…

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Q&A Q&A: Sticker-Shocked
2018 March Q&A: Sticker-Shocked

Q. The Village of Addison inspector has deemed that we must REPLACE (not repair) all our outdoor concrete stairs and landings. Our contractor originally said it would cost $67,000 per building. Now he’s saying it’s $328,000 per building. …

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