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Can condo association selectively assess units?

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Tue, Mar 29, 2016 @ 07:56 AM
We are a 20-year old condo association of 64 units in 16 4-unit buildings. Each unit has a flat roof over a veranda that everyone has enclosed. The flat roofs were a developer’s bad design and we have been dealing with leaks ever since. The current board has finally figured out that the unsolvable leaks have been occurring in the 2-bedroom units because of the design differences in the peaked roof meeting up with the flat roof and the absence of a gutter that might have helped and a ½ moon window over the flat roof that makes it difficult to flash properly.

The Ohio condo association was set up with the 28 2-bedroom units and 36 3-bedroom units paying monthly dues based on “par value adjustment.” Currently, the 3-bedroom units pay approximately 13% more than the 2-bedroom units.

Legal had advised us that the association is responsible for maintenance of the flat roofs. With the flat roof problem being identified only to the 2-bedroom units and the remedy (other than continual patching) is estimated at $3,000 each (x28 units = $84,000), can we assess only the 2-bedroom units? Any thoughts? This doesn’t seem to be addressed in our docs.
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Tags: Ohio, special assessments

Paying bills with earmarked reserve funds

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Tue, Feb 2, 2016 @ 04:18 PM

We have a reserve asset for a new pool.

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Tags: Condo Reserves, Ohio

Partying tentants and timid board

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Thu, Jan 7, 2016 @ 05:56 PM

When a complaint is made to the board by an owner regarding tenants, (younger people partying - ok within normal standards) that leads to yelling in the halls & stairs and using profanity  on their deck until 5 AM, who is responsible for handling the situation?

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Tags: Board of Directors, Ohio

Tricky monthly fee disclosures and OH condo transactions

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Sun, Dec 20, 2015 @ 09:10 AM

Condo sellers: I recently learned if an owner is paying an association a monthly maintenance fee AND a separate monthly assessment, when you go to sell, you can merely add them both and disclose that TOTAL as a monthly fee on bottom of page 3 of the Ohio disclosure statement.

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Tags: Condo & HOA Law, Ohio, Buying and Selling

Can board watch resident with security cameras?

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Fri, Dec 11, 2015 @ 04:54 PM

I live in a condominium and management they has put up security cameras.

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Tags: Board of Directors, Condo & HOA Law, CCR, Bylaws & Rules, Ohio

How to stop smoking in common areas in OH

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Mon, Dec 7, 2015 @ 09:52 AM

Does anyone have any suggestions for approaches that can be made to stop smoking in common areas?

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Tags: CCR, Bylaws & Rules, Ohio

What to do about contradictory bylaws in OH

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Fri, Nov 6, 2015 @ 05:26 PM

I recently purchased a condo in Ohio. The bylaws are old, and they contradict themselves. Many things have changed since these by laws were created.

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Tags: CCR, Bylaws & Rules, Ohio

How can OH condo owner get repairs done?

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Tue, Nov 3, 2015 @ 05:09 PM

I have owned a condo for more then 8 yrs. My condo fee has done nothing but go up, and the association has repaired absolutely nothing.

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Tags: Property Damage & Repairs, Ohio

Who should pay to stop tree from damaging deck in OH?

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Thu, Oct 29, 2015 @ 10:22 AM

I am the original owner of a condo built 16 years ago. The builder left a tree very close to my deck. He said when the time came it could be cut down.

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Tags: Ohio

Security light catches fire due to nest in OH

Posted by CondoAssociation.com on Mon, Oct 26, 2015 @ 04:46 PM

Out front of the condo we rent, is a common area where there are a couple tall security lights.

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Tags: Property Damage & Repairs, Ohio



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