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The Most Important Condo Association Documents You’re Not Reading

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Most Condo Association business is as exciting as watching paint dry.  Unfortunately, this further extends to most Condo Association documents, as well.  The fact that these documents are boring and often intimidating leads most Owners to ignore them.  These same Owners who ignore documents find themselves shocked and upset when suddenly they are on the hook for thousands of dollars or find...

Four Tips for Resolving Condo Association Disputes

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One of the most common issues that a Condo Board member faces is resolving Condo Association disputes.  As a Board member, you are a combination of a legislator and an executive, so your job is often the role of mediator, judge, and sometimes executioner.  Sometimes these activities are extremely formal – such as a Condo Association hearing.  Other times you’re resolving issues...

How to Handle Condo Association Rules Being Ignored

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A common question Owners ask is what to do if a Condo Association rule is being ignored and going unenforced.  Understandably, this can cause significant consternation among Owners.  Rules are meant to be followed, and if an Association isn’t following its own rules, then what?  The answer, as with most things, is that “it’s complicated.”  This article is focused on rules...

The Condo Association Rule Life Cycle

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Condo Association rules are always a hot topic.  In general, people want to be left alone and live quiet, nuisance-free lives.  They don’t want a Condo Association or HOA hassling them over why their blinds are ivory when only eggshell white is approved.  At the same time, they also want to live a life where their fellow neighbors aren’t doing things that disrupt their lives.  They don’t want to...

What Condo Bylaws Matter the Most

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Everyone gets a copy of their Association Bylaws both when they put an offer in for a Condo and after they close.  Too often, this is the first and last time Owners think about their Bylaws – until the Association does something they don’t like.  People don’t fully appreciate (and perhaps, real estate agents don’t fully make clear) the depth of the legal covenant you’re agreeing to when you...

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