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 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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Condominium Governance Voting

Condo Voting Ballot Signature Law

P.D. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I hope you can provide some assistance for me. I am a board member of a 50-unit condo complex. We are having our yearly meeting and will be electing board members. Is it CT law that the unit owner MUST sign their ballot?? I have lived here for 20 years and this was never done before. In other words, an owner’s vote is no longer anonymous.…

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Board Condominium Governance Volunteer Voting

V.P. Resignation Creates Big Vacancy on Small Board

D.G. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, We are a 23-unit self-managed complex, with a 3-member Board; President, Vice President and Treasurer. In September, the Vice President resigned from the Board. Can we run the Board with just the President and Treasurer until our next election? Mister Condo replies: D.G., you certainly can but you should look at what your governing documents say. Typically, the remaining Board members are free to appoint another unit…

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