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Developer behind move to collect old assessments from condo unit owners

My husband and I and four other groups make up 33% of a professional condominium association. The remaining 67% is owned by the developer. There was a merge 20 months ago and now the "new" majority has decided to go back 6-10 years and collect for common areas assessments that for 33 years were never passed on to us. Can they or anyone else for that matter threaten to take you to court for charges that you were never billed for (and still haven't been billed for them) and after 20 months of threaten to put liens on our practices. Can they do this! We have retained legal counsel for this matter, however, they are sitting on their hands. I think they are intimidated by who the 67% represents. Can you give me some idea if they can go back 6-10 years and bill us for something that we never knew we owed. Please help...this has become a nightmare...they are holding this over our head and continue to threaten us with liens and forcing us to sell them back our units to mitigate what "they" think we owe.

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Can our new HOA get a developer transition audit?

Where can I learn about the meaning and scope of a developer transition audit. One CPA firm said it was getting audited opinions for prior years "Review prepared" financial statements. That can't be correct. Its has to be more of a special accounting review (sort of forensic) of developer books and records by an accounting firm well versed in transition matters.

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Condo association is headed for "de-conversion"

Has anyone dealt with a association going thru a "de-conversion"? We have an apartment in Chicago that we are renting. We have seen notices of this de-conversion posted for the owners to come to meetings about it. I would think the new owner has to honor any leases in place, but can we request a new, possibly longer (2 year) lease from our owner that the new owner would then have to honor? Have never seen or heard of a building going back to no condominium status. Being we are renters, no one is proving much info about the process, or where the tenants would stand. Any one dealt with this?
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Do we need a consolidated master deed for our condo project?

Is the developer required to file a consolidated master deed at the end of the project in Michigan?
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Does developer need to file a consolidated master deed?

Is the developer required to file a consolidated master deed at the end of the project in Michigan?
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Developer trying to control HOA board elections

Our condo association will be transitioning to owners in June from the builder. There are still only 26 residences out of 52 proposed, the rest are empty lots. The current management company, sent us all a letter telling us we must vote in new dirctors that day. They are working for the builder who has control of the current board. Can we on our own, ignore their letter, set up our own vote if all agree and elect our board, and then tell them about it after the fact? Do we have to go by the letter they sent us and ballot attached? any info you have on the transition is helpful as we are all clueless thanks

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Owner of vacant lots not paying HOA fees

We have a small HOA (5 occupied units to date) in Michigan, the developer resigned from being President at our last HOA meeting and nominated another homeowner (his “yes” man for some time) to fill his vacant position. We have 2 remaining lots that need to be sold, these lots are in his sons name of which he is not paying any dues on them. Our bylaws state that the developer does not have to pay dues until they are built on and the city has issued a “CoO”. These lots have been in his sons name for several years without any dues being paid (I’m sure it is because the ex- President was thinking he didn’t have to pay because he was the developer). 
Because he is not a landowner/homeowner, can we collect dues from his son, whose name appears on the city tax rolls? The ex-President is a VERY unscrupulous, devious individual that likes to bully everyone and will go out of his way to make everyone's life miserable.
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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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How does HOA overide tyrannical President's veto power?

We have a small HOA (only 5 homes with a possible 2 more to be built whenever) in Michigan. The developer is a very narcissistic, unscrupulous individual (that is putting it mildly) that just resigned his position as President. He challenges everything we want to do to improve our sub or our houses. Our HOA documents clearly state that he can veto any decision that we vote on. Because the two lots that are for sale (that is where the other 2 homes could be built) are in his sons name, therefore he has no voting rights afforded to him other than a veto for what we decide to do. With that being said, what course of action can we take to repeal/over ride his veto power? He is one that likes to bully everyone in the subdivision, it doesn't matter how the person is. I've had numerous disagreements with him to the point where he filed a complaint with the police department (that is why I'm not a board member). Because he's not held true to his proposal agreement when he wanted approval to build the subdivision, the city is looking at legal action against him if he doesn't adhere to what he agreed to almost 12 years ago. Have a great day, hope to hear from you soon, thank you.
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Is HOA owner-developer a one-man voting block?

Can an owner-developer vote the number of units he owns (125) as to approve or waive the reserves.
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