[Read more…] about When we contact resident’s about violations we get beat up on, bullied and slandered on social media. Our approach so far has been the “high road” and not respond. We’re starting to feel like we did not give up our rights to defend our reputations when we joined the board. What is our association’s responsibility and our right as a board to use the association’s resources to defend our reputations when attacked in relationship to our volunteer positions?
Robert C. Griffin
[Read more…] about We always allowed residents some leeway with decorating their doors, especially with wreaths. Our rules say nothing is allowable outside resident units. A problem tenant has gone too far with an elf hanging from a noose. He says if he must remove the elf, everyone has to remove their wreaths. Is that true? Also can we remove the elf ourselves and hold it in the office until after the holidays?
[Read more…] about Some original owners were entitled to special parking privileges that were grandfathered in when later boards made adjustments to reduce the amount of spaces per unit. Do those privileges belong to the unit or the owners? One original owner is claiming the unit and says that privilege passes is along to the new owner.
[Read more…] about We have a bar in our clubhouse. It is unused, there is no bartender, no alcohol is sold. Several residents would like to start a bottle club. They would “stock” the bar with their alcohol and on weekends hire a bartender to serve their alcohol to their group. Any resident may “join” the club. The only requirement is to provide alcohol. However, some residents feel they should be entitled to “free” drinks since the club is using the bar and storing their alcohol in bar storage. Can this group residents act as an unofficial club? If the board designates this club as official, what are reasonable accommodations for all residents to participate?
[Read more…] about I am on the board of a 52 unit building, one board member wants to make it a smoke free building including the owners private units. Could the master deed be changed to make it a smoke free building? If it is allowed how difficult would it be enforce , if the unit owner simply states that they are not smoking in there unit and it is coming from another unit , how could the board enforce such a policy without any evidence?
[Read more…] about Some members of our board want to make a resolution limiting the number of dogs each unit owner can have to two dogs. However, the majority of board members say this can’t be done, because it goes against our bylaws. I read our bylaws, and it is stated that those with pets must abide by a certain set of rules, but there is no mention of the number of dogs or pets each unit owner can have. Does this mean that this limitation on the number of dogs or pets can only be implemented through a bylaw change?
[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?