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Is it fair that condo board makes all decorating decisions?

We own a condo in a 400 unit complex. 30 of the 60 different corridors are in need of re-decorating. They have been redoing 5 or 6 corridors a year rather than doing them all at once. Some were done with tile, some carpet some paid for by the 5...

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Can owner and director be employed by HOA?

I am currently serving as Vice President at my 72 unit condo for the past two years and my term is ending in March. I have previously served on this Board as Secretary for two years and also as a director on the Board. I have chosen not to run again...

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Bullying condo board makes life uncomfortable

We have a five member board. A few of the owners in the building are consistent in their bullying. It is so difficult taking care of this building and overcoming this small group and their constant bullying.  Munster, Indiana.

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Should larger condos get bigger storage spaces?

If we break up our condo building basement into storage areas do you think it should be by condo square footage or should everyone get the same amount of space?  We will fence the spaces in with a door and owners can add their own lock?  These will...

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Should developer carry costs for unsold units?

We are a small HOA, only 12 units but room for 4-6 more to be built. Question is the developer puts up the units, then pays no HOA fee until they are bought. At that time the new owner starts to pay the HOA fee. Is this legal in Illinois? Some of us...

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Why You Should Join Your Condo Association's Board

If you’re here, I imagine you don’t know a great deal about condo boards. To you, they may be similar to homeowner’s associations — and we all know what kind of reputation those have. A bunch of busybodies who tell everyone how to handle their own...

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Meetings: when should HOA elections be held?

At what point in the meeting should elections be held? (CC&Rs don't say). Should it be at the beginning of the meeting before candidates have a chance to speak or any business is discussed? Or later on during new business?

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What Can You Do If Your Condo Board Isn’t Doing Its Job?

If you live in a condo complex, the board is one of the most important organizations you’ll work with. And if the members don’t pull their weight and properly run your building, that lack of effort will be felt by all residents. That’s why it’s...

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Can HOA fix porch then bill unit owner?

One of our 12 units is rented out and the renter backed into one of the porch posts and knocked it loose. We say it is the unit owner's problem to pay to fix it, not the HOA. Are we correct in out thinking and do you think we can get it fixed and...

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