Category Archives: Legal

Voting – Texas

Q Our association is in the process of voting on a change to our CC&Rs. At the annual meeting there was not a quorum but they took the proxy votes of those that sent them in and scheduled a second meeting which occurs today during the middle of the work day. In between the first

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CAM License

Q I live in a HOA that has 468 homes in it.  The employee in the office does what the board tells her. Does she have to have a CAM license in the State of Florida? She does not sign checks, she doesn’t make decisions, the board tells her what to do. We take in over 100,000

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Fences – Neighbor

Q I live in an upscale HOA community. I have lived next to a neighbor who’s “crazy” and mean. My husband, myself and neighbors rarely speak to him. Our common fence was hit with termites last yard and I asked him if he would be willing to share the costs to replace. He stated, “no,

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Dementia/Alzheimers Disease

Q Our condo complex is accumulating seniors who have dementia/alzheimers disease due to their children buying into the complex and placing their parents or young adult into the purchased unit. Once here, the individuals wander about, cannot remember where they live, parked their car, and are becoming an nusiance to the residents. The manager has

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Attorney’s Fees

Q I am a homeowner in a townhouse association. I recently had a dispute with the board for which I hired an attorney. The board consulted with the association’s attorney, and the board later retracted its directive. I strongly suspect that the board’s attorney told the board that I was within my rights, and that

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Antennas & Satellite Dishes

Q Our association has only eight buildings, two units side by side. Built in 1976 and builder had TV antenna on most units when sold. A couple of the owners have dishes installed on our flat roofs & most cannot be seen from the ground. Several of our board members claim since roof is common

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Special Assessment – Responsibility

Q When I purchased my condo a few years ago according to papers signed by the owner, there were no assessments on my condo. The condo management company was doing a lousy job making owners take care of window replacement 5 months before I closed on my condo. Now a new condo management company says

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Bylaws – Amending

Q I am a president of our association and I want to amend our by-laws regarding payment of assoc bills. Our by-laws says that all checks (for association bills) must be signed by the treasurer and 1 member of the Board. The Board would like pay assoc bills “online”. Can the Board approve the change

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Board Members – Compensation

Q Is there any law in New Jersey that prohibits condo Board members from being compensated for their work on the Board? I have been asked this question and in the assumption is there can be no compensation. I can find no law however that states that. – Robert A According to Ms. Mary Ann

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Closed Meetings

Q We have a problem resident who is constantly sending complaint letters and threatening us with small claims court and getting a lawyer. I am wondering if the problem with her can be discussed at board meetings when other residents are present. Is this an invasion of privacy and can we be sued over this?

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