Board Condominium Governance HOA Volunteer Voting

Unelected Spouse of HOA Board Member Acting Like a Board Member

J.B. from Tennessee writes: Dear Mister Condo, If the spouse of a home-owning resident is not on the title of a condo, do they have any rights to vote, influence community decisions separate from the spouse at Board meetings, or hold office if a requirement is to be a homeowner? Mister Condo replies: J.B., typically not but your governing documents will answer the question more thoroughly. Owners of record are shareholders in the corporation that…

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Board Condominium Governance Self-Managed Volunteer

Self-Managed Condo Association Running Volunteer Manager Ragged

D.K. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, We are a small 11-unit condo and are self-managed. Our current unit owner who manages the property is exhausted and we need to compensate him. Our understanding is we cannot compensate when self-managed. Is that correct? Mister Condo replies: D.K., I am sorry to hear that your self-managed condo requires so much management that the volunteer unit owner is exhausted. Self-managed means different things to different…

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Board Condominium Governance Volunteer Voting

How Do We Compel the Condo Board to Act?

C.J. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, My board is very reluctant to spend money. There the 12 units here that are having drainage issues that are causing flooding and other problems. Can we compel the board to correct the situation? Mister Condo replies: C.J., I am sorry that unit owners in your association are suffering with poor drainage issues. You really can’t compel the Board to do anything. You can, however, change…

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Board Condominium Governance Volunteer

Ineligible Volunteer Wishes to Serve as Condo Treasurer

B.E. from Chicago writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hello! I am a Condo President in Chicago and our Treasurer sold and left recently. The wife of a unit owner wants to be Treasurer; however, she is not a unit owner as she is not on the title and refuses to be added to it. I am not comfortable with this, and the IL Condo Property Act agrees that only unit owners can be elected. What do…

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