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Should condo neighbors be notified of mold problems?

I live in Florida and the condo beside us had mold. It was very bad. The furniture was discarded and all drywall removed.  My question is why didn't the condo board tell me? They said nothing - it was only from asking the company that was cleaning up the unit who informed me of what was going on.
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Are HOA rules only binding after registering with local government

Do changes in HOA rules and regulations need to be registered with the city or court? If they are not, are they legally binding? Do bylaws need to be changed if, for example, it is decided not to allow pets? Pets were allowed in 1979 when building was first formed. They were disallowed in rules and regulations in 1995. They were not registered or filed. Are they legally binding? 
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Funds taken by condo president and board members quit.

Recently had an allegation of taking funds by our president and he resigned. Now, some members what our property manager to resign and some don't. We were to have a meeting Tuesday to review the property manager's performance but suddenly the VP and treasurer resigned. I am the secretary and we have a member at large. Do we have to have a full board to conduct business? Can we operate with just an appointed president, a secretary and a treasurer?
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Can we remove owner's satellite dish from HOA common property?

One of the HOA owners has had a satellite dish installed in the yard in the common area about three feet from her patio. Apparently there was no reception when it was tested on her patio. Aren't there FCC rules against this kind of thing?
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Can condo association waive reserves requirements?

When a condo association solicits proxies for waiving the funding of reserves is it REQUIRED to provide a detailed breakdown of the reserve requirements? What part of the code spells this out? For example, our board has recently solicited proxies for waiving funding of statutory reserves but did not provide any data with the mail solicitation on the replacement costs or annual funding needed to build the reserves. It only provided the impact on quarterly assessments of waiving the reserve requirement. We have an owners' meeting shortly on this and I would like to understand the legality of their action.
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Who in an HOA should carry fire/liability insurance?

Should an HOA carry fire/liability insurance for the association homes or let home owners carry their own?
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Does condo association oversight committee trump condo board?

The unit owners of our condo association have formed an oversight committee. What rights and privileges does this committee have over the presiding condo board. I am the board secretary.
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Cars get towed too frequently from our HOA parking lot

I own four condos in a gated community with a HOA. Every owner has a garage or carport and a parking pass is not required to park there. Each homeowner receives one parking pass that can be used for an additional car parked in non-assigned open spaces. If a due paying homeowner slips and forgets to put the pass in the car it is towed without any courtesy notice or warning. I am fairly sure they are allowed to do this since it is a common area but is there not a more friendlier way to handle this situation? The tow company seems to have free reign and tows anything and everything. I know of two cars they have damaged in the last two months. Can somebody please tell me of a friendlier policy that I may present to the board? Maybe a courtesy notice or a phone call and towing to repeat offenders?
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What's the difference between condo associations, HOAs and Co-ops?

What is the difference between a condo association and HOA (Home Owner's Association)?  Are they run and treated the same?  What about co-ops?
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Developer wont give up control of HOA

I am in a 11 unit association. The developer sold four units but now refuses to sell anymore.  He keeps total control and banks will not finance purchases because it is over 50% builder owned.  He refuses to pay any HOA fees because he wrote a rule that he does not have too until he only owns one unit (he never will since he won't sell anymore). He uses the HOA account to pay all repairs for his units too, etc....
A friend said he has to pay HOA fees if he does not have any units listed for sale? Is this true?  That would mean he owes over $100k in back fees and the rest of us will go to court.  We can put liens on his units and take care of this.  We are in South Carolina.
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