Board Condominium Governance Voting

Condo Unit Owners Sluggish to Return New CC&R Ballots

J.G. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, We drafted new CC&Rs and mailed ballots to owners late last year, but we’ve only received 51% of the ballots, which the management company can’t even open until we reach 67%, and even then, we don’t want to open them because once we do, we can’t count ballots that continue to arrive, plus because we need 67% in favor to pass, it’d have to be unanimous…

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Board Condominium Governance Rules Enforcement

Florida Condo Owner Needs to be Home When Family Stays Overnight

G. from Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hi! After 13 years at my condo I was told that my family members could not stay at my condo for a few days unless I was there. Is this legal? I had people stay there several times throughout the years for a few days and was never told I couldn’t do it. Your answer would be appreciated. Thank you. Mister Condo replies: G., your answer lies in…

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Condo Documents Dictate Double Late Fees and Fines

I.G. from Middlesex County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our By-Laws stipulate a late fee of interest plus prime rate if a payment is 30 days past due. The Rules and Regulations stipulate a $100 fee after 15 Days. Which prevails? One or both? Mister Condo replies: I.G., hopefully, every unit owner pays on time and you don’t have to implement late fees. It is not uncommon for governing documents to have conflicting terms. It is up…

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Board Communications Condominium Governance Legal

Who Should Rewrite the Condo Documents?

T.M. from Michigan writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our condo association was chartered in the early 1980’s, and most of our buildings are converted motel units. There have only been a few amendments made to our documents since then; suffice it to say we know our documents should be rewritten. We need an attorney for that, correct? And the most recent attorney we had retired last year. So, we need another of those, too. Our membership…

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