Fair warning: Some condo units contain common elements of associationQ: I bought a townhouse condo four years ago, and I just found out from a local plumber I hired that the main water shut-off valve for some of the other units in the association is located in my house. I was never informed about this from the seller or the homeowner’s association.
Association told to fix condo balconies | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.comA judge has ruled that Effingham Green Condominium associations are responsible for repairs of faulty balconies identified a year ago, according to court records. In June, the city filed an injunction against the associations and six owners who still have not sufficiently repaired the balconies, court and inspection reports show.
Who’s responsible for a limited common area? – Condos – MiamiHerald.comYour question has two parts. The first is the agenda question. An owner with a question or request does not have the right to demand an item be discussed at a board meeting. Owners do have a right to send a letter requesting an answer to a question but that would be outside board meetings.
Association board withholds documents, fails to maintain propertyQuestion: We have more than 190 units in our desert-area homeowner association. The board and the management company have not provided owners with the 2010 year-end financial statements and reserve study. They claim the books are so bad that they can’t be audited.
Board responsible for maintaining all amenitiesQ:About a month ago, our condo board sent out a vote to all members regarding our common-element pool spa. It has not worked for years. The board recommended cementing over the spa because it would be very expensive to bring it up to code. No mention was made of the actual cost to repair the spa.
New Florida law was not necessaryAs you may have already heard, one of the bills passed by the Legislature during the 2012 session will impact community associations by eliminating implied warranties in common areas such as roadways, underground pipes and utilities. Common law implied warranties mean that the common areas are fit for their intended purpose.
Owner, not association, responsible for AC repairDear Poliakoffs: First, let me tell you that your column is always informative, and condo owners appreciate your efforts. Now it is my turn to write to you looking for your input. I need information and advice ASAP if I’m going to go to mediation, and spend more money. On Feb.