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I have a question regarding our condominium association. One

JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location. Customer: I have a question regarding our condominium association. One of the owners here has listed her unit on Airbnb, which is totally against our Association By Laws. She and her husband have been a big problem for years. They are currently six months behind in their dues which has a big impact on our assoc. finances - we only have eight units and are knowingly defying the Association by renting their unit in this way. According to the by laws, you can have no short term rentals under six months long. It also specifies overnight and vacation rentals. We are on Washington state JA: Has anything been filed or reported? Customer: No. Where do we do that? We sent them this threatening letter saying that we will take legal action but don't know how to proceed from here JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you? Customer: I think that's basically it. We'd like to know what to do next, etc. And how to do it. We are such a small Association that money for legal fees is a problem

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Can a Condo Board limit the number of units (e.g. by

Can a Condo Board limit the number of units (e.g. by percentage) that can be rented in a condo building?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: Ontario CanadaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: What constitutes a rental; e.g. if a child buys the unit for his parents who then pay the common fees while the owner covers items like the costs of special assessments

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Can I have pet for depression companion in apartment that

can I have pet for depression companion in apartment that does not allow pet?JA: Where is the property located?Customer: Los Angle, CAJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My daughter got 60 days notice from apartment manager to move out. Because she got a cat.

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I am being charged legal fees for outstanding maintenance

I am being charged legal fees for outstanding maintenance fees. I was not previously aware there was an outstanding balance. I received correspondence from my management company several times but nothing was brought to my attention. They then referred the delinquency to a lawyer and I'm responsible for legal fees. I am eager to settle the maintenance debt as I was not aware that my payments did not go through, but being hit with legal fees seems like a gimmick to extort.JA: Where is the property located?Customer: North Miami beach FlJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: they sent notice to my tenant to pay directly to the lawyer I don't believe a lien has been filed, i have not been notifiedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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What can the Board of a condominium association in Florida

What can the Board of a condominium association in Florida do to enforce regulations, other than just send a letter

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Florida association law. I live in an HOA. State law seems

Florida association law. I live in an HOA. State law seems to say the board can make contracts and do things with common areas such as improvements without owner approval. Condo law says specifically 718.113 the board must get owner approval for any "alteration" or substantial modification" That about right? So my HOA board can buy things to install as improvements or modifications. Condo boards have to get owner approval? What is a substantial modification?

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Florida HOA Chapter 720. If reserves are approved by the

Florida HOA Chapter 720. If reserves are approved by the owners, do they have to be fully funded each year in an HOA budget? If so, where does it say that? Cant the owners decide not to fully fund them? Condos Chapter 718 seem to say they do have to be fully funded in the budget. Do they? Where does it say that? . I don't see anything in 720 where the reserves have to be fully funded in the budget.

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Our condo unit and two others had a sewage back up last

Our condo unit and two others had a sewage back up last November. The three units ended up paying for the $10,000 deductible. The association said roots caused the problem. The issue was not fixed. The sewage backed up again this past August or September. We have not had a renter in the condo since the end of June so nothing was contributed from our unit.Again, the problem being the same roots as before only a little larger with growth. We had to buy new carpet in addition to another payment to the association. We are now being asked to pay another $3000+ for this second episode. The association did offer to pay our insurance deductible which is $500. Hmmm... My question is: why do we have to pay when the association did not fix the initial problem the first time this happened? Why doesn't the entire complex building have to contribute since it everyone's waste? We are paying for at least 20 units who are using this sewage system. Thank you and I look forward to your response. Allyson

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Legal question In florida if a condo association is subject

Legal questionIn florida if a condo association is subject to penalties for providing a late response for data from owner and 8 separate requests requests were made on the same day from the same owner would that be 8 penalties or just 1? What if the 8 requests were made on sequential days. Lastly if the 8 requests were made in sequential 10 day increments?

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