Category: Q&A

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2014 July Q&A: Ahoy, Matey!

I reside in a 44 unit cooperative in Lighthouse Point, Florida. We have 15 docks that are common property owned by the cooperative. Our bylaws specifically state that they are property of the cooperative, cannot be sold and must be returned…

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2014 July Q&A: Selecting a New Manager

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 homeowners and no discussion. I have specifically requested …

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2014 June Q&A: What Kind of Coverage?

I just bought a townhome in central Florida. I'm just waiting for all the paperwork to go through. In the meantime, I wonder what kind of homeowner's insurance I should consider to protect my new home. I've heard that part of the monthly as…

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2014 June Q&A: No Vote on New Lobby Décor

Q I recently walked into the lobby of my condo building greeted by a new décor theme. I was completely caught off guard as there had been no correspondence to the homeowners that this change would be taking place. I'm wondering if there's…

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2014 May Q&A: Sue Me!

I live in an association in Central Florida that is rather small. The board recently got threatened with a suit from a unit owner, and while we'll be consulting an attorney soon, we're not sure how to interact with the unit owner should the…

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2014 May Q&A: Responsibility for Rusty Pipes

Q My aunt owns a condo. The condo on top of hers had a plumbing problem that was leaking to her bathroom below. They opened a hole in her wall to see the condition of the pipes. They were rusty and were leaking. Is the building associatio…

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2013 November Q&A: Falling Behind

I am the property manager for a medium-sized condo association. There is an owner who is several months behind on their assessment. We have followed the standard protocol of the association of sending out notices and it is reached the poin…

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2013 November Q&A: We Come Bearing Gifts…

Our condominium association gives out gifts (in monetary form) to the association employees that work in our building. Gifts are made to the board president, who sets up a separate bank account, and then decides how the money given should …

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2013 November Q&A: Can You Hear Me Now?

Q Our downstairs neighbor's children always have the TV turned to an extremely loud volume. Our condo building is older and everything can be heard from below. We have tried to resolve the issue peacefully and spoke to them to turn it dow…

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