M.L. from New Haven County writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Mister Condo replies:
M.L., unless your by-laws specifically state that eligibility to serve on the Board of Directors is dependent upon common fees and assessments being paid in full, the answer is most likely “Yes”. That being said, there is no reason to reelect any unit owner to the Board who is delinquent in fees or assessments. After all, you need Board members who will act in the best interest of the association when making decisions that will affect all unit owners. A Board member who is having a hard time keeping current on fees and assessments may tend to make decisions that are based on not costing him any additional money versus spending money that may be in the best interest of the association. All the best!