Category: Q&A

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Print Edition Q&A: Disclosing Private Health Information

Q. Say an owner spoke to the president and vice president of the board and disclosed his or her health condition. And later on, the president and vice president lost re-election to the board and found out that the owner did not vote for t…

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2017 October Q&A: Owners' Lack of Interest in Serving on the Board

Q. I live in a 96-unit condominium building and have served on the board of our association for 16 years. There are nine of us on the board, seven of whom including myself are at the age where some owners younger than we are should be thi…

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2017 October Q&A: When a Sex Offender Moves In

Q. I was recently made aware that a sex offender has moved into my building. He moved into his girlfriend’s apartment. I made the board aware of this, and even gave them a printout from criminal justice. We have a lot of children living i…

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2017 August Q&A: What to Do About a Noisy Service Animal?

Q. I live in a 40-unit condo building, which has a “no pet” amendement from 1980. A woman recently purchased a unit and has been seen with a dog, and the dog barks all the time. She signed all the disclosure forms stating “no pets, no ren…

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2017 August Q&A: Landscaping Issue

Q. I am a condo unit owner with HOA property near my unit that was overlooked for many years with no landscaping.  I have in the past six years slowly landscaped the area.  No one from the board has said anything to me, and it is landscap…

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2017 August Q&A: Conflict of Interest?

Q. Can a husband and wife serve at the same time on a condo board, or is it a conflict of interest? There are three board members in our 13-apartment condo complex. The husband is the president, and the wife is the treasurer.            …

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Q&A: When Spouses Are on the Board Together

Q. Can a husband and wife serve at the same time on a condo board, or is it a conflict of interest? The husband is the president and the wife is the treasurer. There are three board members in a 13-apartment condo complex.               …

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Q&A: Dealing with a Verbally-Abusive Neighbor

Q. A unit owner is using really foul language at some other owners continually. He goes as far as telling them they should fall down the stairs and die. The association has been notified many times and says they can’t do anything. The rul…

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Q&A: Serve and Protect

Q. We are a small 24-unit condo complex in Bergen County. As it is in many walks of life these days, it seems that nobody wants to serve on the board of managers. We seemingly have the same people all the time and they keep serving over a…

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Q&A: What to Do About the Noise?

Q I have a neighbor whose door is just across from mine and whenever she enters her apartment, she closes her door with a very loud bang. Sometimes, I am asleep and I wake up and can’t go back to sleep. This has been going on for years an…

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