Category: Q&A

Q&A Q&A: Wait a Minute
2015 September Q&A: Wait a Minute

Q Our board secretary has included in the minutes of the last meeting a statement that serves her purpose but could lead to serious consequences for the association. She refuses the board president's request for the taped recording of …

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Q&A Q&A: Board Neglecting Maintenance Obligations
2015 September Q&A: Board Neglecting Maintenance Obligations

Q We live in a small tract called Mayfield, which consists of 51 houses, each of them being approximately 1,200 square feet to around 1,500 square feet. We originally bought our home in 1992; it was the first lot in the development. We…

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Q&A Q&A: Jettisoning a Bad Board?
2015 August Q&A: Jettisoning a Bad Board?

Q We are a group of majority unit owners in a condominium having problems removing the board of managers, who in our opinion are not complying with the bylaws. We, as the majority owners, have signed a petition to vote them out. We did…

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Q&A Q&A: A Bad Super
2015 August Q&A: A Bad Super

Q How do I get rid of a lackluster maintenance person? This person is non-unionized. Are we allowed to terminate underperforming in-house staff personnel? What recourse do we have? —Helpless in Hollywood A “I am assumin…

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Q&A Q&A: Abolishing the Reserve Fund
2015 August Q&A: Abolishing the Reserve Fund

Q I live in a Florida HOA and we have had reserve accounts for our roofs/painting since our 1986 inception. Approximately $4.00 of every homeowner's maintenance fee goes into the reserve account that we have set up. However, at a recen…

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Q&A Q&A: Maintaining Common Areas
2015 July Q&A: Maintaining Common Areas

Q Can you please tell me if a shareholder has any right regarding the maintenance and upkeep of a building's common area, especially in a case where said area has begun to affect said shareholder's property detrimentally? —No Curb Appe…

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Q&A Q&A: Maintenance Fee Fiasco
2015 July Q&A: Maintenance Fee Fiasco

Q I live in a development that was built in 1983. The developers turned the property over in 1989 to become a homeowners association (HOA). Since then, the association has maintained the building exterior and fences. When the real estate …

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Q&A Q&A: Changing Management Companies
2015 July Q&A: Changing Management Companies

Q Our association recently hired a new management company. An announcement was sent to the homeowners announcing the change. A new board initiated this action with no input from the homeowners and no discussion. I have specifically reques…

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Q&A Q&A: Unauthorized Spending
2015 July Q&A: Unauthorized Spending

Q I am a director, and during this past summer, a fellow director, along with our president who has been given approval privileges, have been spending and making unnecessary repairs without the knowledge or votes of the other 5 directors.…

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