C.I. from Sussex County, Delaware writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Can I serve on the board if I entrusted my condo to my children for elder protection? Now I appear to be a renter and not the owner.
Mister Condo replies:
C.I., that is an interesting question. Typically, if your governing documents state that any unit owner is eligible to serve on the Board, you should be qualified to serve. I am not sure if entrusting your condo to your children is the same as transferring the title. What do the real estate records for your town of city indicate? Are you still listed as the owner or is the owner listed as the Trust? If it is the Trust, you may no longer have a valid claim to ownership, which would make your service to the Board unlikely if the governing documents state that only owners may serve. Like I said, it is an interesting question that requires further details for me to offer you an answer. All the best!