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Condo board was delinquent in duties including financial records

Posted on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 @ 07:57 AM
I am on a condo board. I recently found out that the member on my condo board did not keep any records on who paid and did not pay their common charges. I also found out that my board president knew about this for several years and covered it up. According to our bylaws all board members cannot be held liable for anything except for willful misconduct or bad faith. My question is, is it willful misconduct to not keep records so we have no idea who has paid, never went after anyone who did not and then cover it up rather than tell the rest of us. Is that considered willful misconduct? 

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Condo president breaks the law to push through clubhouse repair

Posted on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 @ 07:33 AM

After getting a 4 to 2 vote on a Clubhouse Renovation, that requires 76% of the unit owners approval, which was not taken, the President stood up and said to all present at the meeting " I know I am breaking the law and it takes too long to get the unit owners approval and I want to get this done and I have broken the law before so I don't Care".

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Conflict of interest: property manager is condo board treasurer

Posted on Tue, Apr 15, 2014 @ 07:55 AM
Is is a conflict of interest for the property manager to also be the board treasurer? It seems a bit odd that one person is given the task of overseeing a $900,000 budget without any oversight?

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How much should termite and pest control cost a condo association?

Posted on Mon, Apr 14, 2014 @ 07:47 AM

We are a 52 Unit Condo Association looking for the best and least expensive termite & pest control. We have had the live bait system in the past but a few years back, due to financial restraints a past board canceled the program. The past couple years we have paid for inspections twice a year but are wondering if we should be doing more. So far no problems, but there have been problems in the past. Our latest estimate from exterminatorincludes resurrecting the live bait to the tune of $2100 first year & $1500 thereafter plus 3 yearly inspection totaling $1950/year. Total next year would be $3450! Not sure our budget can handle. We are a community built in 1973 located on two large natural spring fed ponds. Please chime in with your thoughts!

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No one to run for condo board. Can it be dissolved?

Posted on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 @ 08:07 AM
We are based in Ohio and have a weak management company and condo board, but it is an elderly community and no one can/will run for the board. What can happen, if the board dissolves? 

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How does condo board handle water damage to building?

Posted on Wed, Apr 09, 2014 @ 08:21 AM

I am on the board of directors in 182 unit condo in Florida. Our issue involves a unit with leaking plumbing causing damage to three units below his. He has refused to call a plumber and or allow our maintenance man to go inspect and if it is the unit owner problem we will advice him to call a plumber to do repairs. The owner is very disruptive and threatening, the police have been called 3 to 4 times due his threatening office staff and other owners. He is living in the unit with out electricity and the board had to shut off his water to stop the leak and further property damage to other units. Yesterday he left the building and left the water running in the bathtub with the stopper closed. The Board had to shut off the water to 8 units until we could get a locksmith to open his door then we sent 2 employees in to drain the tub and shut off the faucets. The owners below his unit are demanding that their damage be repaired and if the unit owner will not repair the damages the owners are demanding the Board make the repairs. Of course the individual owners do not have insurance. The Board could hire a plumber to make the repairs and bill it to the owner, but since he is in mortgage foreclose and our association has a lien on his unit, there is very slim chance we would recover the plumbing repair cost. So at this time we will keep his water turned off.

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Condo board is not property managing construction project

Posted on Mon, Apr 07, 2014 @ 07:46 AM

I live in a Seniors condo community, in a four floors, 40 apartments building. Construction started on a Concrete Repair Project of 24 balconies. Who is the liaison between the construction company and the Unit Owners? We are not being informed by the Board of Directors, the managing company or the vendor about the work.

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Does condo or HOA board appoint nominating committee?

Posted on Fri, Apr 04, 2014 @ 07:31 AM
Does the Board of Directors appoint the Nominating Committee, or is it the responsibility of the Association to do so? It seems to me that the association should be responsible, since it is the association's duty to elect the Board of Directors.

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Does association need to pay for rodent damage inside condo unit?

Posted on Thu, Apr 03, 2014 @ 07:35 AM
I am on the board of an association in the south suburbs of Chicago. Recently, it was discovered that some kind of rodent chewed through the air conditioner wiring inside the wall of one of the units. The homeowner, of course, feels that chewed wiring is not her responsibility and this should be the responsibility of the association because she got a quote and the AC company wants $350 to fix it, but most of the board feels differently. Our buildings are of the townhouse variety and each unit is responsible for their own unit. The air conditioners were not included in the base price of the unit, and were installed during construction as an extra cost option. How does that work when it comes to wiring inside an outside wall that is damaged? Our governing documents only say that the AC is unit owner responsibility. 

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Can HOA charge unit owner's renter with security deposit?

Posted on Tue, Apr 01, 2014 @ 08:49 AM
I own a condominium and have rented it out to a friend and have not charged a security deposit. Now my HOA is requiring a security deposit from my renter. Is that legal?

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