Category: Q&A

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2016 December Q&A: Voting by Proxy

Q. At a regular monthly meeting of a seven-member HOA board, where four members present constitute a quorum, can one of the absent members give her proxy to one of the four attending members to vote on specific issues on the board’s agend…

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2016 December Q&A: Should My Board Hire an Unlicensed Contractor?

Q. We had some gutter and minor roof repairs scheduled. The budget is tight for some other reasons and the president stated that her husband was qualified and would do the work for free. He is not licensed or insured and will be working o…

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2016 November Q&A: Performing Building Repair Work While Unlicensed

Q. We had some gutter and minor roof repairs scheduled.  The budget is tight for some other reasons and the president stated that her husband was qualified and would do the work for free.  He is not licensed or insured and will be working…

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2016 November Q&A: Looking for a Legal Set of Bylaws

Q. I am a co-op owner and board member in Miami Beach. I have been trying to obtain a true copy of our bylaws. I have a six-page version but was told by another owner that his copy is about 100 pages. Where do I find the real set? Are the…

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2016 October Living the High Life

Perhaps nowhere else in the United States is life offered up on as grand a scale as it is in Miami’s ultra-luxury condominium market.  Apartments often include personal plunge pools on unit balconies, private elevators for residents and the…

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2016 September Q&A: A Stonewalling Board

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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2016 September Q&A: Pets in a No-Pet Building

Q. My condominium does not allow any animals, as spelled out in the condominium rules and regulations. This was one of the reasons I purchased in this building because it didn’t allow pets. With no regard to the rules, however, several ow…

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2015 December Q&A: Mortgage Money Mess

Q. I am trying to purchase a condominium in Western Florida, but it seems that the board is dragging its feet and holding up the process based on my financial status. I don't know what the problem is because I have an excellent credit his…

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2015 December Q&A: Dealing for Dollars

Q. My question is on the ethics of awarding contracts to relatives or those vendors who are getting preferential treatment because they are familiar to board members. What happens when a board president creates a landscape contract specif…

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2015 November Q&A: Non-Paying Board President

Q.  Can a condominium owner be elected president if they have a lien on their condo due to them not paying some of their maintenance fees that they owe to the condo association? Is this a conflict of interest?              —Concerned Cond…

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