Category: Q&A

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2019 January Q&A: Who’s Financially Responsible for Repairs?

Q. There is structural damage in a sponsor-owned apartment. The rent-controlled tenants who live there require specific accommodations within their apartment due to a disability. The overall construction is the co-op’s responsibility; how…

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2019 January Q&A: What to Do About a Smoking Neighbor?

Q. I live in a co-op and my neighbor downstairs from me is constantly smoking.  I brought it to the attention of the management and nothing has been done.  What are my options as a shareholder?  Do I bring legal action against management,…

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2018 December Q&A: Holding Two Board Roles Simultaneously

Q. The president of our board holds two positions, and his wife holds another. Their friend holds the last position. We had an election yesterday, and two new residents gave speeches running for positions on the board – one for the presid…

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2018 December Q&A: Capital Assessments

Q . Our condo board recently proposed a large loan for a capital expense. The bylaws stipulate monthly maintenance assessment based on size of the unit. This assessment includes maintaining a cash reserve for smaller projects. There is no …

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2018 November Q&A: Board Shuts Member Out

Q. We have a board member who has been locked out of meetings. According to that board member: "The board has formed an executive committee that has, for all intents and purposes, shut me out. I am no longer able to view board discussions…

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2018 November Q&A: Taping a Board Meeting

Q. Can one condominium board member's voice recording of the board's closed executive session meeting be restricted by the board?            —Inquiring About Privacy Issues A. “It is uncertain if this reader's query is about whether a…

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2018 October Q&A: Board Won’t Release Monthly Financials

Q.  When asked for full copies of monthly financials or ability to at least view them, I am told that this info is confidential and can not be released. My board will only issue a pie chart showing where funds are placed and totals of inco…

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