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    Who's rule counts: the city or HOA?

    If the city and building department give an owner of a house of an HOA the permits of extending his drive way 20 ft when the HOA authorizes only 18 ft, is the city and building department above the HOA ?

    Condo owners have concerns with association management

    I attended an association board meeting and raised some questions to discuss.The person representing the association/Property Management told me that if I didn't like the way things were I should move out. I have owned my property for over 30 years and thought his in my face message was way out of line. No one on the board defended me and did not put this guy in place.If property owners can't come to meetings with concerns without being told to like it or move out, then why have open meetings. I want an apology from the board and a letter from the board letting the association lead to never address an owner and intimidate an owner EVER. What do you think I should do in order to let all property owners know that their concerns are legitimate

    How do we get our HOA parking space back?

    Last week, our board decided to change our second parking space to one from one in front of our house to one four houses down.

    This was apparently due to complaints our neighbor made about how he couldn't back up out of his garage because our minivan was "too large" (he pulls into the garage just fine - he's 80 years old by the way). In reaction to this, the board moved our parking space to a two-car lot four houses down, but the issue with this is that it is also where the snow plow piles up the snow.

    We worked with our neighbor about how we should park the van outside, since there are height issues with our garage (we have a car in there as well), and after some trial and error, we moved our van up just enough for the car in our garage to back up and his car to back up. Later that day, the board finalized the decision for our parking space (it was moved), and we went to go talk to our neighbor about it. He seemed to have forgotten that we had made a decision that there was only a slight change needed, and was asking us why the snow removal conditions for the new parking spot (four houses down) would matter in summer, after we had already told him about it the day before.

    So what I'm asking is that is there anything we can do to get our parking spot back? I will have to check if the spot is mentioned in the deed, and snow removal issues are a major concern because it snows a lot up here. If the snow plow drivers put snow in the lot, we have to park a block away. If necessary, I can provide a layout of the old and new parking spaces.

    Who controls association: condo board or council?

    Our management agent recently quit and notified each condo resident that they would no longer provide services after 06/30/2017. Our Condo Board notified us at the last meeting that the new management agent would notify us where to send our monthly condo fees. But, our by-laws specifically give the Council of Unit Owners the power "(i) To hire and terminate managing agents...", not the Board. In fact, the by-laws also state that "The Board shall have the powers and duties necessary for the administration of the affairs of the Regime and may do all such acts and things as are not, by law or by these By-Laws, directed to be exercised and done by the Council." How do we force the Board to bring this important decision before the Council for vote?

    Should condo association repair my patio?

    In our six unit condo we have in front of each unit a fenced in patio without gates for entry. Mine has had several big cracks for years. All they do is fill them and then they pull apart enough for weeds to grow up. They have ignored my request to have it repoured. Unit one was redone several years ago and wasn't as bad as mine. Where do I begin?

    How much can an HOA board spend without approval?

    Is there a typical limit by laws to the amount an HOA board can spend without homeowner approval?

    What are the rules on HOA reserves?

    In live in North Carolina. Where can I find information on how reserves can be used. How much should be in reserves? What is process for owners to know or be informed on uses of reserves.

    Can I deduct repair costs from my condo fees?

    I moved into a new condo in a senior community in 2011. From the first, I have had a window which leaks from the outside into my condo. Since the builder went bankrupt, the HOA fixed it 3 times with no success. I need flashing and now they won't pay for it. I have an estimate of $1,000. If I pay for it and then deduct cost from my maintenance fees, will I get sued or a lien against my condo?

    Can association turn off water for non-payment of condo fees?

    I have an owner who has not paid condo fees in three years and her condo is in foreclosure process with the bank. Part of the fees cover, water, trash, pool maintenance and insurance. She has rented the condo part during part of this period and has had rent money coming to her. None of that money has been used to pay regime, so we have been paying for her tenants water while she make money off of the property. Since she has not paid and water is part of payment is it legal for the water to be turned off to condo?

    Condo association only lets some owners rent parking spaces

    I live in a complex where each owner has a garage attached to park two vehicles.  We have guest parking in the complex that has 21 spaces.  We decided to rent out these spots at $35 per month.  We have rented one of these stalls.  I previously rented two but dropped one when I sold a car that I parked in the garage.  Now my son in law who just moved in bought a brand new car and wants to rent a stall.  Now I'm hearing all the stalls have been rented out.  During the day about five of the 21 stalls are occupied and the last two nights about 12 are unoccupied.  Can the association limit the parking when so much spaces are vacant?  I'm willing to pay the $30 to avoid my son to park his new car on the busy street where it may get damaged or worse get hit by a car.  I think the issue here is the manager is being controlling,and not being careful to lend out too many stalls.  Lots of parking available and no problems as far as guests parking.


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