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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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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