David G. Hellmuth
[Read more…] about I am the president of a condo association. Our building does not allow short term rentals. A fellow board member asked the board if we would allow them to do a three month summer rental, we advised them that they can not. The following day they listed the unit with a realtor for a three month summer rental. After pressure from the board they removed the listing. The same board member owns a contracting company, recently a unit they were working on violated condo policy and was staging debris in the hallway. The majority of the board decided to fine the unit owner. Is there a legal perspective that these actions would warrant removal from the board?
[Read more…] about As a board member, I sent my own attorney an agreement currently under review. I feel my own attorney is an extension of myself and therefore should be allowed to review the documents. A majority of my fellow board members say no and now say I will no longer be allowed to sit in or receive documents related to this issue. Of course my mistake was saying something, but can they do that?
[Read more…] about Our condo master deed and rules don’t get into specifics of flooring types. A ceramic floor was installed improperly, and the board receives complaints from the resident under that unit. I have heard the noise and it’s terrible. The resident who had the floor installed has no interest in this issue. As a board, what should or can we do? The resident underneath is a great, long time resident.
[Read more…] about A fellow board member, in my opinion, has been treating one of our residents unfairly. It does not go beyond illegal activity, but it is close. This resident has reported the board member to the local authorities and management company. Expressing my opinion unofficially to the board member has not provided this resident any relief. What else can I do in my official and unofficial capacity, and am I putting the association at any risk by taking or not taking action?
David G. Hellmuth
Hellmuth & Johnson
8050 West 78th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55439
[Read more…] about We want to clean up the property next door to our association. The association does not own the property. It’s less money to just have it cleaned up compared to getting the current owner to clean it up. We would have permission from the owner. As a board can we approve or do we need to advise all the owners for their input?
[Read more…] about We were given permission to a owner’s unit checking for a leak problem we had. When we were in there maintenance noticed they had three cats instead of the two allowed. Several of the board members want to send the owner a notice to get rid of one of the cats. Can we do that since we were only in there for something else?