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How do you enforce condo association rules?

How do other Associations enforce rules for frequent offenders. Our Trust states a low $20 / day max fine (Should that be increased) but then at the end of the sections states that we may require a unit owner to post a bond to secure adherence to the rules if they are not complying. I am assuming this is a Surety Bond, but not sure what the category this falls in, the process and documentation needed to claim on it, and have others found it helpful or a pitfall. Owner is an absentee owner who is leasing the unit out and typical of what many get when a unit owner is a landlord. All associations have issues, but ours has actually been relatively quiet and friendly for most part, so first time really dealing with nuisance.

Must all HOA rules be established in the bylaws?

Are the rules and regulations of a homeowners association required to be included in the bylaws document or can the board vote on establishing rules such as all pets must be on leash when outside of the owner's condo and not allowing long term parking of RV's, boats, etc., in driveways and private streets belonging to the association? Our homeowners association is in the state of Iowa.

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 owner ignoring bylaws and taking in renters

I live in a four unit condo in Massachusetts. In our bylaws, it states that we are not allowed to have anyone move in with us; specifically, we can't rent a room. A few months back, we met to discuss a change in this to state that it was ok to rent a room with the approval of the renters by the other trustees.


Bylaws do not allow owner to sue condo association

I was fined by my association $1,500. I refused to pay the fine and was taken to court. The judge ruled in my favor the fine was improperly assessed but I paid $1,610 in legal fees. I was not awarded fees as the judge asked where in the bylaws it said I was allowed to sue for fees. The association is allowed to sue for fees but the tenants are not and I was denied. I assume there is a code or law which I could cite to file my motion to reconsider. 

Does Florida Statute 718.113 supersede our Condo Documents?

Our Association is making major changes to our Gathering Room and 7 Common Areas. Alterations are 9 new furniture items, new lighting Sconces, New Art works, new Library Cupboard and reupholstering existing furniture.

Condo association has no rules and no one cares

What would be the next step when the Condo Board does not listen to anything about your unit, when the sound of the elevator is heard, and people stomping up and down stairs.  My condo unit, (one wall), is right against these, and when my husband and I bought our unit we were told that it is sound proof?  Also next to our door is a pedway, where all the units have access.  We hear people accessing it.....as some of the steps are made of steel.  Also there is an office on the main floor, and we were told that they wouldn't have access to the pedway, (which is attached to a parkaide) and our building.  So the office employees stomp up and down the stairs Monday to Friday,  past our door, to access the pedway, after we were told by the builder, another gentlemen who owned the unit over us, (we think he had helped finance the building of this place), and our real estate agent.    I've sent countless e-mails to the condo board, which fell on deaf ears.


Condo board and property manager do not follow bylaws

Who and what is the condo property management company responsible for? We live in a New York City condo where the property management company prefers to follow the direction of the board, who's wishes go contrary to the condo bylaws. Is the property management company liable at all for their actions?


Can we change bylaws so condo units can no longer be rented?

Can a condo association change by-laws to state that units can no longer be rented? We are a small self managed association having issues with renters and the homeowners don't help.

What are the condo rules and regulations in Illinois?

What is the name of the book for Illinois condo rules and regulations that I can purchase as a reference guide? Your help in this is great. A lot of your posts have cleared a lot of things up, but I need to know the Illinois rules.

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