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Read your governing documents to determine the basis upon which your association may or may not be authorized to suspend owners' voting rights.
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Can an organization deny a member from voting in a Home owners association where you have condos and free standing homes can Bylaws be written that reduces a member from voting?

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Renters rights with home owner associations?

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How do decertify a home owners association?

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Does a Home Owners Association have the right to remove a political poster from your yard?

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What are the legal disclosure obligations of a Home owners association to a seller member of that Homeowners association?

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How do you request a Home Owners Association audit?

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Can a city council member be on a home owners association board?

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How can I find out who the board members of my home owners association are?

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What if a home owners association filled in a pool with out voting?

It's difficult to tell from your question what the pool contains now: water? Cement? Other? Read your governing documents to determine whether or not a vote is required to 'fill the pool'. If your pool has been decommissioned, you can review past board meeting minutes to learn more about the deci (MORE)

Do home owners have voting rights in a homeowner's association?

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Can you dissolve a home owners association?

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How much are Home Owner Association fees?

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Can board members of home owners association be sued individually?

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