R.H. from New Haven County, Connecticut writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Do condo unit owners need to meet to discuss new rules and regulations before they are adopted? Does a condo unit owner need to sign the rule and agree to it before it takes effect?
Mister Condo replies:
R.H., your governing documents outline the procedure for modifying, removing, and adding new rules. It is not common that a full meeting or vote of unit owners to be required to add, modify, or remove rules. Typically, it is a function of the Board adopting the rule following whatever procedures are outlined in the governing documents and then publishing the rule change as well as providing proper notice to the home or unit owners that the rule has been added, removed, or modified. It is uncommon that a unit owner would have to sign anything agreeing to the rule for the rule to become effective. All the best!
1 thought on “Voting on Condo Rules Modifications”
The CIOA has a section on this, modifying rules requires notice and comment, etc.: “Sec. 47-261b. Rules. (a) At least ten days before adopting, amending or repealing any rule, the executive board shall give all unit owners notice of: (1) The executive board’s intention to adopt, amend or repeal a rule and shall include with such notice the text of the proposed rule or amendment, or the text of the rule proposed to be repealed; and (2) the date on which the executive board will act on the proposed rule, amendment or repeal after considering comments from unit owners.
(b) Following adoption, amendment or repeal of a rule, the association shall give all unit owners notice of its action and include with such notice a copy of any new or amended rule.” …. and more.
Also, Adam J. Cohen, Esq. contributes excellent helpful information for CAI-CT, and here is a link with info about ‘rule making procedures, step by step.’ https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.caict.org/resource/collection/CDE1CED4-CCF6-4DD9-8F59-00ECDA10071B/CI-2013-5.pdf