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Is It Normal to Distribute Dues Payment Status to All Co-op Members?

I reside in a co-op in Illinois. Since we fall under the Business Corporation Act, the interpretation of this law often falls upon an attorney for some topics that are not addressed in our governing documents.


Gas Dryer Has No Exterior Vent

We recently purchased a condo in a 10 unit building and when we hired a professional to clean the dryer vent, they couldn't find the exterior vent point, thus not being able to clean it. When consulting the property manager, she stated that there is no exterior venting, only interior lint collectors.


Illinois townhome association not paying for structural damage

I live in a four-unit town house. The two end units are ranch units and the two middle units are raised ranch units over the end units. The two middle units are experiencing severe cracks in the walls. The townhome association says that if the cracks are the result of the building moving, they are not responsible. Is this accurate? I can understand the association not being responsible for repair of the cracks but who is responsible to repair the structural problem?


Father-in-law stuck with condo fees from kids broken marriage

My son and his wife lived in a condo that I own. Last year, they had marital issues and he moved out. She stayed, refused to pay me anything, did not pay the association fees and trashed the place. I had no choice but to pay my mortgage payment, but I did not pay the association fees. So, they ended up evicting her. Now, they are asking me for eleven thousand dollars in association fees, attorney fees, and citations for her trashing the place and not completing various forms that they asked for. On top of the fact that I have received no rent for a year and paid the mortgage out of my pocket, they are asking for this outrageous amount of money. They are claiming that they paid about five thousand dollars in attorney fees, and the missed association fees are about thirty five hundred. Why should I pay all that money. Please help me. What can I do without spending more money for attorney fees.


How much notice is required in Illinois for condo board meeting?

In Illinois is the required notice for regular board meetings 10 days or 48 hours?  I keep seeing different references in different documents.


Illinois Condo Association requiring condo owners to use union contractors for all work


Illinois Condo Association owner abandons unit and leaves behind unpaid dues


Illinois Condo Association Board has too many special assessments


Chicago Condo Association has difficulties with property management

I live in a 126-unit Condo Association in Chicago. Recently, a Chicago Property Management Company was able to get the Association to pass a $2M special assessment for new balconies (glass, in a vintage building!). A petition to stop was defeated by 9 votes.

The Board has now given the property management company a five-year contract, naming them as the agent and site manager.   This equates to more fees, and they now do not require Board approval for access to our operating account. Further, we’ve recently discovered that this same management company was able to gain special assessment approval for a balcony in another Chicago Condo Association that they manage.

This Condo Association has low reserves and has not been audited in over five years. How do we get this property company out of here?  Remove our Board of Directors? Our Association cannot afford an attorney for this matter.


What is the rule for posting special Condo Association BOD meetings?

I have an additional question regarding the 48-hour rule for posting of regular Board of Directors meetings in an Illinois Condo Association.

Does this rule also apply for special Condo Association Board meetings? Thanks.



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