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Why do people abbreviate Homeowner's Association as HOA?

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Tue, Nov 20, 2018 @ 08:21 AM
I want to know why people are so ignorant that they abbreviate Homeowner's Association as HOA instead of the proper HA? Homeowner is one word not two.
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Tags: Condo & HOA Law

Can board motions be in private?

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 @ 09:01 AM
Can motions be made in private at "workshop" meetings? 
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Tags: Board of Directors

Can we ban delinquent condo owners from voting?

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Sun, Nov 18, 2018 @ 10:21 AM
Can our condo association bar delinquent owners from voting?  We have 6 out of 120 delinquent owners and this may get them to pay up as we have an important vote!
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Tags: CCR, Bylaws & Rules

Can capital improvements to condo be a tax deduction?

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Sat, Nov 17, 2018 @ 04:58 PM
I live in a 32 unit building; it is 30 years old. Due to termites, all the common area surfaces were replaced, including decks, railings, etc; the siding was replaced with Hardee board type material. After the work was finished, we were "special assessed" about $30K. I would like to know if I can claim it on my taxes. - either state and/or federal. And if so, how do I do it? Thank you. Sorry if this is a duplicate. I am uncertain if the first attempt was sent successfully.
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Tags: Budgets & Finance

Should all condo owners pay same repair bill?

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 @ 09:09 AM
All owners where I live are responsible for their carport roofs. The board wants to have a material alteration vote to a change the trim around the carport roofs we all agree it should be replaced. Twenty eight carports have 50 feet of trim to replace and seventeen carports are larger and need 75 feet of trim replaced. The president and two board members are in the 75 feet of trim to replace group. The board wants everyone to be accessed the same amount of money for this change I told the board that is not right we should pay according to how many feet of trim we need replaced. It would be a conflict of interest for the president and two board members to expect us to all pay the same when they are in the group that needs 75 feet of trim replaced? I think its wrong.
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Tags: Property Damage & Repairs

How do we resolve our termite issue?

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Wed, Nov 14, 2018 @ 09:13 AM
I bought a condo last year in August 2017. I was told there was no termite damage and everything was in order from the home inspection. Come to find out there are termites throughout the property.

The termite issue arose due to neglect and mismanagement which is why they weren't treated. The structural integrity of my ceiling maybe be compromised.

I am the President of HOA I just took over in May of year.

I know we do not have enough liquid cash to pay for the damages and due fumigate the property.

How should we go about getting or termite issue resolved?
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Tags: Property Damage & Repairs

Can HOA restrict time an owner can use their unit?

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Tue, Nov 13, 2018 @ 02:38 PM
Originally when I purchased my condo in the state of Florida I was able to both live in it full time and rent out on both long term and short term (vacation rental) basis. The HOA had an agreement with Wyndham Vacation rentals to provide reservations, due to many owners not liking the terms we have either rented the properties long term 175 nights or more or for shorter stays, this has obviously had an effect on the business model of Wyndham and they convinced the HOA to change the bylaws for any new condo owner prohibiting them from either being able live the property themselves for more than 175 nights a year or rent the property long term for the same amount of time. I find it strange regardless of bylaws that an HOA has the ability to enforce a law that would stop someone from living in the own property for however long they wont, is this legal?
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Tags: CCR, Bylaws & Rules

Can homeowner sue board for harassment?

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Mon, Nov 12, 2018 @ 04:00 PM
Homeowner is threatening to file a harassment suit because the HOA Board sent written notice of rule violations. The notices were sent more than 6 months apart and concerned 2 entirely different issues. Does this homeowner have a case? Has anyone heard of this being done? It seems ridiculous but strange things sometimes happen.
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Tags: Condo & HOA Law

Best building security for condo complexes?

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Sun, Nov 11, 2018 @ 10:32 AM
Can anyone recommend a company/product for video surveillance in our condo complex?  We have a designated entrance and an exit. There is quite a bit of parking space and common grounds, but I am thinking a camera at the entrance and one at the exit would deter criminals.
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Tags: Building & Property Security

Can condo president order building inspection?

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Sat, Nov 10, 2018 @ 08:31 AM
Our board with two new members voted to conduct a walk-around inspection of residences to look for defects needing improvements. The acting president later cancelled our walk-around because he said that he has the power to call and cancel meetings. Was that a meeting? Then he informed the board that a representative of the management company will do the walk around instead of us as it carried "more weight" and it was included in our contract. The other board members felt it was important for the new members to be trained in how conduct a walk-around and that since we live there we carry "more weight" than an outsider. Lastly, is it legal and ethical for a management company to act on instructions from a board president knowing that the board has not voted for such action?
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Tags: Board of Directors

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