Category: Q&A

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2023 Winter Q&A: The Board Is Not Above-Board

Q. I was elected to be a member of the board of directors of a condo where I own a unit that my family uses as our vacation home. I was determined to get on the board because I was aware of many problems that had been happening since the …

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2023 Fall Q&A: When 3 People Run for 2 Board Seats

Q. I have a question about filling vacancies on the board of a condominium. Our condominium had an election and three people ran for two open seats. The day after the election, one of the newly seated directors resigned from the board. Ho…

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Q&A Q&A: A Big Ask
2022 Winter/Expo Q&A: A Big Ask

Q. I am at the end of the purchase of a condo in Pompano Beach. I just found out that the association wants me to pay one year of condo fees in escrow for three years, and continue to pay the regular fees monthly. With all the cash outlay…

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Q&A Q&A: Pest Problem
2022 Winter/Expo Q&A: Pest Problem

Q. I was wondering about pest control responsibility. I live in a condo building in South Florida, and 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. W…

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Q&A Q&A: Garage Sale? Denied!
2022 Winter/Expo Q&A: Garage Sale? Denied!

Q. I live in a five-story condominium with 24 units, 24 designated parking spots, and 6 undesignated spots. ‘Designated’ means that only the 24 people with parking tags can park in any one of the 24 designated spots (but the spots are not…

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Q&A Q&A: Redundant Coverage?
2022 Winter/Expo Q&A: Redundant Coverage?

Q. I own a mobile home in a co-op park in Florida. I understand how a co-op works. I don’t own the land the mobile home sits on. I am a 1/63 owner in all the lots and community property in the park. My mobile home is 100% paid for—i.e., t…

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Q&A Q&A: Ratting Out a Rule-Breaker
2022 Fall Q&A: Ratting Out a Rule-Breaker

Q. Are there any ramifications against a board member who has disclosed information to an owner (the rule breaker) that another owner has come to them regarding breaking of the rules which has now caused friction and even attempted confro…

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Q&A Q&A: Seasonal Residents on the Board
2022 Fall Q&A: Seasonal Residents on the Board

Q. We are a co-op resident-owned park, with a board consisting of seven members. Our problem is that six out of those seven board members are seasonal residents, which leaves just one board member on-site for part of the year. While the r…

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2021 Winter/Expo Q&A: Who is on Our Board?

Q. We live near Atlanta, and recently bought an investment condo in Tampa. The HOA management company refuses to give us the names or contact info of the board of directors.  I’ve never heard of such a thing. I am completely miffed that …

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2021 Winter/Expo Q&A: After the Floods

Q. I own and sublet a condo to a renter. Recently, the apartment flooded twice: once when the renter, who is ill, had left the water on by mistake. The second time seems due to plumbing issues that I am responsible for, and which are bein…

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