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IM not able to rent my condo unit because the association

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I'M not able to rent my condo unit because the association requires the tennant to pay the association $2000.00 deposit for the common area. Is this legal?. This unit is costing me $1800.00 per month I'M stress and loosing money. Thank you for your input.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Maverick replied 5 years ago.

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It is legal if the CC&Rs and the condo bylaws have put this in place. A lot of condo associations do not all the condo owners to lease out the condo at all. Yours appears to have adopted the middle of the road strategy by charging a high deposit amount to discourage renting to people with less to lose financially.


If you want to change this, you will have to read the CC&Rs and the bylaws and follow the process therein to make or call for an amendment. It usually requires a majority of the members to vote in favor of the change.



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