What is the point of an financial audit?

After a few years of doing an annual financial "review' this year we had an audit done. Nothing major came out of the audit and there are just a handful of journal entries the auditor suggests making. Management company does not agree with some of...

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Is HOA architectural change form needed?

We, as the board of our Florida association, want to do some cosmetic work to the outside of one of the structures...  mostly painting a differently color, adding wood based trim and adding three windows.  Should we be using and filing our own...

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Are your condo bylaws keeping up with times?

Has anyone overhauled their rules lately to keep up with the times?  The world is becoming a different place with Ring front door cameras, satellite dishes, AIRBNB/short term rentals and service animals as pets.  Our rules seem out of date.  

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Who pays plumber's bill: HOA or owner?

We own a condo in Denver, Colorado. Our tenants informed us that they started a load of laundry and water started to come out of the drain in the water heater closet. They were doing a dark wash load, but the smell from the drain was bleach. Our...

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Emotional support animals in condo buildings

I have nothing against dogs and in fact I own one. I do not consider my dog an emotional support animal. I live in a 7 story 225 unit condo building. There is nothing but concrete in the area. I believe it is detrimental to the animal (especially...

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Two questions regarding our HOA

Two questions...

1) is it okay for The HOA board to buy merchandise from a homeowner for the common areas ie: light fixtures for the hallways? I am against. What do you think?

2) we live in old beach condo building not air conditioned. Is it...

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Can HOA turn my patio into common space?

Our condo (two story) has a front patio with a fence around it. The condo CCR docs clearly show the patio with its current dimensions as part of the condominium plan, and the language of the CCR is clear that the patio is part of the "unit" as shown...

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Condo Association is completely mis-managed

We have an illegal board they are spending money crazy. Our 2016 audit still isn’t finished.  My building is in the worst condition. Been promised for last 3 years they would paint and still not done.  Our landscaping company comes in 3 hours for...

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Can we run criminal background checks on new condo buyers?

Our condo association wants to review potential owners prior to allowing them to purchase a unit in our building. I have reviewed the new bylaw language and find it vague and restates the fact that the condo association does not want criminals or...

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