If living in a condo can the board room or office be locked and only the board members have access?
If the condominium association protects its work in an office and only allows board members access to the room or office, then, yes.
You may be able to find a specific answer in your governing documents, including board meeting minutes where this decision could have been voted upon.
You may be able to find a specific answer in your governing documents, including board meeting minutes where this decision could have been voted upon.
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If you are the president and interim manager of your condo can you still vote as a board member if you take the job permanently?
You can find the answer you want in your governing documents. Look for the section on voting. As an owner in good standing, you should be able to vote. As well, as an owner in good standing you should be allowed the privilege of volunteering to serve on the board as its president. If you take o…n the additional responsibility of (paid) interim manager, this should not affect your voting rights, so long as you maintain your status as an owner in good standing. However, your governing documents may preclude your vote when a board item arises upon which they vote, that presents a conflict of interest for you: for example, an issue related to your pay as manager. (MORE)
Writing a room and board letter can mean a few things. One shouldinclude the reasons for writing the letter.
Your governing documents set out the requirements for board membership. Residency in the community may be a requirement; it may not be. Best practices, however, indicate that a resident in the community can most easily become involved in the business of operating the condominium community.
I live in a condo complex Can the Board of Trustees distribute condo information by putting it under the red flag on the ownners' mailboxes?
Read your governing documents to determine whether sliding information under the red flag on an owner's mailbox is considered a formal, official notification option, or whether someone has determined that this is an informal way to put information in the hands of condominium owners. As well, if the… mailboxes are used by an official, governmental postal authority, it might not be legal to use the mailboxes for another purpose, other an official, postage-paid mail. You can send a request to the board in writing, requesting that official notification be conducted through documented channels, and that un-official, informal notification be conducted through a channel different from the red flag on owners' mailboxes. (MORE)
The game room in the Clue game is the Billiard room, where you playbilliards or snooker. There are several rooms on the board for the Clue game. Theseinclude: The Library The Conservatory The Lounge The Study The Kitchen The Dining Room The Hall (or hallway, not really a room) The Billiard Room And… the Ballroom And in more recent additions: The Theater Room The Spa (private pool, hot tub, sauna) The Guest house The Patio The Observatory (and the living room, the lounge basically) (MORE)
Elect someone else. . Read your governing documents and determine how many other board members are required to vote a board member off the board. As well, a group of owners -- your governing documents will give you the percentage required -- can vote a board member off. It's a good idea to doc…ument the actions of the board member that violate the CC&Rs, By-Laws or Board Resolutions, so that the board member's actions become the cause for removal. However, it may not be necessary to document any action to remove a board member. (MORE)
room and board rates are determined by the university you are going to be attending \n. try looking on their website in the area for prospective students
If you want to stay with someone it is easy to get free room and board. It is called Couch Surfing. You just have to find people willing to let you crash at their place. There is a website by the same name that hooks travelers up with couches. If you are looking of longer stay you could try \nhttp:…//hostandcare.com/ - you get free room and board in exchange for part time help. (MORE)
They can change a bylaw, but they have to go to the membership for a vote and there should be a discussion by the membership why the change is needed.
You are well advised to seek the answer from your attorney, as to its legality under your governing documents or under your state's condominium law. The real issue arises when voting, since only one vote per 'door' is usually counted.
Your condo association insurance policy has expired and the board members have not informed the tenants what do you do?
If you are a tenant, you can inform the unit owner, including evidence, that the master policy on the commonly owned real estate assets has expired. The owner, then, would send an official notice to the board indicating that they were in violation of the rules written in the governing documents reg…arding insurance. The owner can quote the 'shall' paragraph that requires the board to carry a master policy and keep it current by paying the premiums. (MORE)
Sure pay them 500 a month then charge 500 a month rent its called slavery
It depends upon why the condominium board is in special and frequent communication with you. Read your governing documents to remind yourself of your legal obligations, responsibilities and rights as a condominium owner. If you believe you're being harassed, you can file a police report and pursu…e a no-contact order in a court of law. If, however, your condominium board is communicating with you for violating rules that are spelled out in your governing documents, it will be difficult for you to prove a claim of harassment. (MORE)
There are no standard rates. It depends on the specific college or university. Once you have the names of specific schools, then you can obtain that information particular to those schools.
Peremptory means something definite and absolute, final and notentitled to delay or reconsideration. By a vote of the majority of the officers of the condo board, IFTHEIR DOCUMENTS ALLOW IT, they may remove one of the board membersfrom the office they hold (i.e.: Pres/V-Pres/Secty/Treas). However, t…hey do not have the authority to expel a member from theboard itself. That action must be initiated by the generalmembership who elected the member to the board, or - they may beremoved from the Board due to reason of action of law (e.g.: insome(all?) jurisdictions a member may be rendered ineligible tohold office and/or removed from office due to their conviction of afelony offense). (MORE)
President of the board non board member blocked changed post office box and bank account from acting board voted manager of condo association what can we do?
That depends on who 'we' might be. From your question, it's unclear who's a non-board member, and who's the manager, and who is 'we'. If you are other members of the board, you can enlist the support of your association's attorney to compel the (non-board member) people in possession of the associa…tion's assets -- the mail box and the bank account -- to turn them over. If the manager is a property manager with whom the association has a contract, remind the manager that s/he is a vendor, not an owner, not a corporate officer, but a paid partner. If you are an owner, you need to work through your board and proceed as above. If the board is fractured and this is a rift among board members, go read your governing documents and discover your responsibilities -- all of you, to perform your duties with a legal responsibility to the association. Invite your association attorney to your board meeting and require that all board members attend. State the facts, bring the evidence and work with the attorney to free the association from this situation so that assessments can be collected and bills paid. (MORE)
Yes and No. If a community member has made threats against any member they can be denied access. Generally, according to a law called the Brown Act all school board meetings are open to the public. Many school boards also hold a closed meeting to discuss issues with teachers and any problems that ha…ve come up, but after they do this they go into an open session. (MORE)
Once you become a board member, whether appointed by the developer or elected by the membership, you may resign your post as either a named officer, or as a director of the association -- or both, by sending a letter to the board indicating your resignation. You need not give a reason. Best pr…actices dictate that you turn over your duties and responsibilities to another board member, so that your work tasks can proceed under new leadership. You can leave a wide paper trail of these actions, to protect yourself from future legal action. It's important that you resign in writing, and send a letter to your association manager for deposit within the business archives of the association. (MORE)
The condominium board is chartered with some combination of tasks that cover security, maintenance and preservation of real estate assets that all owners own in common. In the governing documents, the board may have the right to evict a resident who violates the regulations, the covenants, the co…nditions, or the rules. Further, the board may evict a resident in preparation for selling a unit for unpaid assessments. Your mother's ownership does not guarantee your residency, but it does give you the opportunity to live in the community if you follow and abide by the governing documents. (MORE)
People were not locked on board Titanic. The famous "bostwick'gates only numbered two and one of those was used to protect thepotato stores.
Read your governing documents to determine the length of term foreach officer or director on your condominium board. This is the place to find this answer, regardless of where thecondominium board operates.
on a Tudor ship there would be small rooms althought it is a big ship
Spelman College Atlanta, Georgia Annual Cost (Fall 2009) Room and board: $10,062 For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (College Board) indicated directly below this answer section.
It depends on who publishes the newsletter and in whose name. If non-board-member owners publish a newsletter and follow the delivery guidelines outlined by the board or by governing documents, and claim authorship of the newsletter, then no board approval is be required. If, however, non-boar…d-member owners publish a newsletter in the name of the board, then yes, the board should approve this newsletter. (MORE)
Communications by boards to the membership of an association shouldbe easily identifiable as coming from the board. According to Wikipedia, disclaimers are usually used when there is"uncertainty, waiver or risk." If the board sends communications by e-mail to its membership whenuncertainty, waive…r or risk is involved, then a disclaimer would beappropriate. The association's attorney can craft the disclaimer to protect theboard. (MORE)
Anyone can sue anyone over almost anything. The key is this: the ousted board member must complete the necessary research to confirm that s/he has a case (leg) to stand on in any suit s/he expects to win. If your governing documents state that any board member may be voted out of office by the …membership, and the vote was taken from members qualified to vote in a meeting announced in the appropriate way, and the item was on the agenda...all for example, then the vote probably cannot be challenged. (MORE)
This answer depends totally upon your unique situation. Best practices indicate that you work with your association's attorney to decide how to proceed.
Yes. Apparently, your question implies that using your leverage by not paying your assessments will change the behaviour of the board. This is not a valid assumption. Read your governing documents to better understand your options. Your monthly assessments pay the bills for operating the com…munity. The bills may include basic utilities, maintenance and upkeep of the buildings and the grounds, master insurance policy premium payments and contributions to your reserve accounts. If you don't pay your assessments, your association can pursue you to recover the debt, and may file a lien on your title, deny you services or access to amenities, or as a last resort, sell your unit to recover the money you owe. Your board is legally liable under the laws of your state to operate your (non-profit) corporation and govern your private democracy according to the guidelines written in your governing documents. Attend board meetings and be prepared to identify specific sections of your CC&Rs, By-laws and Board Resolutions that your board violates. Then, write a letter to the board pointing out their violation and request that the matter be handed at the next board meeting. At the subsequent board meeting, request that the board vote to either operate according to the guidelines, or continue to operate in violation of them. Request that the vote be taken and recorded in the minutes. This way, you'll begin to build a paper trail of the board's violations. Most board members soon realize the gravity of their violations and begin following the guidelines. Otherwise, you can rally similarly affected owners and by way of a vote of owners -- your governing documents state the percentage required -- remove the board and vote new members into the positions. (MORE)
there is no way to answer without more information. Generally unless there is a crime involved, a police officer does not have any 'special' privilege.
Since you chose the condominium...category, the assumption is that the non-profit's founder is the developer/ builder of the community, and that the community's status is still within the 'declarant control period'. During these early days of a community project, the developer usually has free reign… -- as documented in your governing documents. These special rights might include adding and removing board members, and amending the governing documents. Read your governing documents to determine whether or not the membership can elect a board member. Usually, a developer cannot remove a board member elected by the owners. This is an extremely tender time for the community, and the owners must educate themselves and become familiar with their state condominium law, their governing documents, and exert their rights as owners. Otherwise, the developers interests can defeat the dreams of the first-time-buyers. There are resources you can call on, below. (MORE)
If the association is a corporation -- and in most states, this is true: associations are usually non-profit corporations, the state may require that the corporation have a board of directors. Without a board, it's unclear how an association could operate the business composed of the multi-million…s of dollars represented in the collective investment in real estate. (MORE)
Corrupt is a strong word, and you'll need proof of your accusation to call on any local authority to lay a legal charge on the board. If, however, you suspect corruption, it's a good idea to document what you suspect. Read your governing documents to discover what rights you have as an owner to i…nspect records of the association. Then, review the records and make copies, as necessary. As well, you can also hire an association-savvy attorney to help you proceed, or an association-savvy CPA to help you identify financial corruption. (MORE)
Does the Illinois Condo Act prohibit board members to remove another from their position at any specific time?
The Illinois Condominium Act serves as a template for your governing documents, which is where you'll find the guidelines for the answer to the question that you asked. If your association is also a corporation, the answer may be there. Look for a section with Removal of a Director in the title. … The timing of a board-member removal is rather like death: there's never really a convenient time for it. But in both cases, demise can also be welcome. (MORE)
You would need to consult with a private attorney or with the attorney who represents the condominium association, if any. Another Answer As an owner, you have many options based in your governing documents. Primarily, your options are based in your willingness to pursue a cause, enroll other… owners and commit yourself to understanding your governing documents. Generally, in your governing documents, you'll find mandates for the timing of board meetings and descriptions of ways in which the board must conduct the business of the association. When you identify mis-steps, ignorance or abuse of your governing documents by the board or board members, you can write letters to the board outlining the behaviour and requesting entry as an agenda item at the next board meeting of the subject at hand. Quote the section of the governing documents being violated, and during the board meeting request that the board vote on whether or not they will follow the governing documents. You can enroll your association management company, your neighbors, especially other owners, and develop a community-based demand that the board 'do its job'. Depending on your location, you may be able to find other condominium owners who can advise you; you can educate yourself about the operations of condominiums through a local chapter of Community Associations Institute -- link, below -- and otherwise become involved in the governance of your community. When all else fails, then you can engage an association-savvy attorney to support owners in their quest for a fully functioning board. (MORE)
If the association is participating in a bankruptcy process as thepetitioner, the association needs your participation. If, however, your unit is being foreclosed upon, read yourgoverning documents to determine whether or not you still qualifyto participate as a director -- your ownership now bein…govershadowed. (MORE)
Read your governing documents to learn more about how proxies can be used in board elections in your association. Usually, an owner receives a document which can serve as either a ballot or a proxy. So long as the owner's signature is on the document, and it can be identified as a proxy, it can be… used as such. However, it can only be used for one or the other purpose, not both. (MORE)
Read your governing documents to determine the board'sresponsibility to enforce the rules. If a particular violation of the rules disturbs your quietenjoyment, write a letter to the board detailing the violation andrequest that the matter be added to the next board meeting agenda,together with a fe…w minutes of your time, so you can explain yourdiscomfort. Ask in your letter that the board vote to enforce the rules --uniformly and fairly -- or choose not to enforce them, then recordthe vote in the board meeting minutes. This recorded discussion, motion and vote become evidence for anylegal action anyone wants to take regarding the enforcement of therules, or the board's execution of its duties. (MORE)
Is it against the laws of privacy for a condo board member to disclose at member meeting someones payment history of condo fees also if they are current or not?
Generally, it would be appropriate to discuss past due condo fees and who owes them at a member meeting. However, you should review all the condominium documents to determine if that action is specifically discussed. All the board members and unit owners have an interest in the financial stabilit…y of the condominium. Delinquent condo fees are an issue that should be discussed and addressed. Another Answer Since assessments are a condominium association's primary source of revenue, the payment history of any and all owners is critical data. However, civility may dictate that pointing out individual owner's history -- treating less than all owners equally -- can cause disruption within a community. Individual assessment payment history is not a critical public function of these kinds of corporations -- businesses -- that is necessary to be documented in meeting minutes. Families' financial details are generally private information within any community. Reading owners' assessment payment history into meeting minutes fails the test of reasonableness and the 'duty of care' guidelines for directors/ corporate officers. . Privacy and collection regulations, if they exist in your locale, aim to protect the privacy of owners who are delinquent in paying their assessments. A local attorney can best explain your local privacy laws. . Paying your assessments on time is expected, as is following the other guidelines of the association. Best practices in the United States dictate that past due assessments be noted as a summary amount in the overall financial picture, but that the unit identifiers and names of owners who have not paid their assessments be held back for discussion in executive session. (You can learn more about collecting past due assessments, below. If you are a delinquent owner, you may also learn more from this link. NB: This link is not endorsed by WikiAnswers, but provided here for your information.) (MORE)
Yes, board members are human: a board member 'can' harass owners. Is it legal? Probably not, unless the board member harasses all owners equally, in which case, the board member's tenure may be short. If you believe that a board member is harassing you or a group of owners, read your governing… documents to determine the reason you are receiving messages from the board member. If you believe that you are not in violation of your governing documents, and if you believe that the harassment is unwarranted, you can contact an association-savvy attorney, who can help you stop the behaviour. In that case, the association may be responsible for your attorneys' fees, as well as those incurred by the association in order to defend the board member's actions toward you. You can also report this unwarranted harassment to your local police, for the record. Finally, be aware that the board's responsibility is to enforce your governing documents, and that notifying you of your violation(s) is simply good business, even if you consider it harassment. . An Expanded Answer . Holding the office of board member does not give one the right to harass anyone. A board member has only the rights and authority set forth in the rules and regulations that generally include the enforcement of rules, regulations and assessments. In fact, officials are often held to higher standards than civilians. . (MORE)
The main purpose of using switch boards is to save cost and time. So mostly in offices now a days used switched board.
There is no standard. Read your governing documents to determine residency requirementsto qualify for board service.
As an investor and shareholder, you are entitled to fair and equaltreatment, equal to that of all owners. If you believe that you are being treated unfairly and haveexhausted all your options, such as writing to the board, attendingboard meetings and presenting your case there, and so forth, youcan… contact an association-savvy attorney who represents owners. Be prepared to offer proof of your valid position within thedisagreement, which the attorney will require in order to beengaged by you. (MORE)
Read your governing documents to determine whether or not this is a criteria for your association. Often, this is most desirable, but may not be a requirement of the community's official guidelines.
Read your governing documents to determine the residencyrequirements for board service eligibility. It is possible that the majority of the board must be residentowners, all members must be resident owners or there may be noresidency requirement. There is no standard.
Condominium boards are not in the business -- do not have the powerto exclude guests. You may want to chat again with your boyfriend. However, you have not explained what exactly was denied and why.The board may have the authority to exclude you depending on thedetails. Please add details on the d…iscussion page. (MORE)
Can the owner of a condo unit that subject to a life estate sit on the condominium board if by-laws state only an owner can be a board member?
Yes. The fee owner of the condominium unit is the legal owner even though the unit is subject to life use by another party.
In this case, owners are well advised to educate themselves as tothe matter at hand and show up in person to vote according to whatthey believe should occur. If someone is telling you that only proxies can be used in thiscase, request the legal opinion upon which this -- probablyerroneous -- inform…ation is based. Proxies are assignments of one's vote. If one is available andwilling to vote, one should vote and not execute a proxy forsomeone else. One can assign a proxy to cast a particular vote in the absence ofan owner; one can assign a proxy to cast a vote that the proxyholder wants to cast; one can assign a proxy to cast a series ofvotes. Proxies can be designed to execute most any vote. Proxies are optional substitutes. (MORE)
You can request it in writing and ask that your request be added toyour file. Best practices dictate that you mutually hire a neutral third partyto conduct the session. In arbitration, remember, the decision ofthe arbitrator is final. You might also consider mediation, whereby both parties can shar…etheir concerns, but no decision by the mediator is binding. Theresolving agreements are binding between the parties that theysign. If your board refuses either of these options that you request,attend the next board meeting with a copy of your request and askthat the matter be added to the agenda, voted on by the board andthe vote be included in the minutes. (MORE)
'Dishonest' is a strong accusation. If you have proof of dishonesty, take the evidence to a localcommon-interest-community-savvy attorney and ask the attorney torepresent you and other owners willing to help you pay for theseservices, and bring charges against the board for the crime youallege.
There is no standard. Read your governing documents to determine the qualifications for aboard member. If your governing documents are silent, read thestate law that covers the type of corporation formed for yourassociation, if any. When governing documents are silent, the statelaw applies. Generall…y, it may be possible to hire a board member, but hiredboard members may not make up the majority of board members. (MORE)