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There is going to be an assessment at my condo and we are being told that we all must pay equally even though a number of us will have no benefit from the work being done. Is there anything we can do?
apparently my HOA made a change in the CC&Rs. The HOA requires that any prospective tenants must be approved by the board, and that no applicant who has a criminal record will be approved.
I recently bought a condo and was in the process of replacing the carpet with laminate flooring because of allergies. The HOA informed me that there is a rule prohibiting hard flooring to be installed in condominiums above another condominium. I asked the management company for the definition of “hard flooring” but have been ignored. Is there a legal definition? Would vinyl flooring or linoleum be considered “hard flooring” or is carpet my only option? This is a health issue.
Proxies are still used in most HOAs and continue to contribute to confusion and controversy during HOA elections.
Many associations strive (and set the dues) to achieve 100% funded. Do they really need to carry such high balances? Wouldn’t it be enough to carry only sufficient balances to meet the future projected reserve expenses (with a sufficient contingency cushion for uncertainties)?
Can a non-resident owner be on the board? A board member moved but still stayed on the board while he rented his unit.