Can't find the answer you're looking for? Ask your question here and we'll post it in our blog.
8 Comments Click here to read/write comments
18 Comments Click here to read/write comments
I serve on my homeowners' association's board of directors. The developer and a fellow home owner serve as the other two other board members. The developer also serves as the property manager. So, he serves in three capacities related to our building. The board has voted to not renew the property manager's contract, which expires at the end of the calendar year. The developer/board member/property manager has demanded that his company be paid for retroactive payments that he didn't charge the association prior to the association turnover from the developer to the homeowners. The contract stipulations are vague, as the developer, who owns the property manager, drafted the contract. Can property managers demand retroactive payments that predate the association turnover to homeowners?
4 Comments Click here to read/write comments
15 Comments Click here to read/write comments
16 Comments Click here to read/write comments
22 Comments Click here to read/write comments
10 Comments Click here to read/write comments
We received a letter in the mail from our condo management company stating that fire sprinkler replacement will be commencing in two weeks, for a 3 week period every Mon., Wed. 7 Fri. The letter stated that if we did not make our residence available by leaving a key with a neighbor or by being home, they would break in using a locksmith. Is this legal? Can they break into my condo if I'm unavailable or unwilling to leave a key? Do fire prevention laws in California make this legal?
20 Comments Click here to read/write comments
I am the Board President of a small (24 unit) townhome complex in New Jersey. The prior Board hired a property manager 5 years ago. As far as we know, there was never a contract signed. We have actually contacted the prior Board members to ask about a contract - none of them remember ever signing one and said that the property manager's services were on a "month-to-month" basis. Due to a serious lack of performance, our current Board decided to replace this property manager. We sent him a registered letter and gave him 30 days notice - that was back in May. He refuses to turn over our files and financial data - despite numerous attempts via mail, fax, phone calls and emails. We had to hire an attorney to pursue this for us, and the initial letter sent a month ago to the property manager has been ignored. Other than filing a lawsuit, where can we turn for help in obtaining our files? They are the property of our condo association, and he obviously has no legal right to keep them! Our new property manager is spending countless hours attempting to recreate what he can - but still needs our prior years' files! We plan to file a complaint with the BBB, but we are wondering if there are other means of pursuing this (without spending a lot of money on legal fees! Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you!
17 Comments Click here to read/write comments
I own a condo in a 272 unit complex, the property management consist of one person, his brother in-law is the on-site maintainence manager. The on-site mgr knows when units are up for sale. The property manager then buys the units before they are listed and rents them out to Section 8. When I bought, in order to get the mortgage, the complex had to be a certain % of owners. Now that over 15 units have been bought due to the brother in-laws inside info, I believe this is a huge conflict of interest. We do have board of trustees, but I dont think they understand what is going on here. What can I do? How do I approach this? I pay 400.00 for condo fees for hot water, heat, landscape, and somewhat snow removal. I would really appreciate any help on how to handle this. Readers, do you find this a conflict of interest? What would you do? The board are very closed minded. PS) i have nothing against section 8's, I have something against someone buying up all the units via inside info.. Thank you.....
23 Comments Click here to read/write comments
All Posts | Next Page
© 2013 CondoAssociation.com