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We recently purchased an office condominium in Illinois. It

We recently purchased an office condominium in Illinois. It turns out that our office is next to a pump room, owned by the condominium association, from which we hear noise all day. The previous owner of the condominium said that they never heard any noises. The condo association has tried to get rid of these noises. At least this is what they tell us. But they will not let any outside professionals in the room to look for the noise. What is the law regarding this type of situation.

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Where can I find the language addressing Florida Condo

Where can I find the language addressing Florida Condo Associaitions :1. Obligation to comply with new regulations requiring the installation of sprinkler and/or Engineered Life safety systems (ELSS) and2. The language allowing the new regulations on sprinklers at least to be "opted out of" by Associations?

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Our Association, the Jamestown East Condominium Association

Our Association, the Jamestown East Condominium Association is the successor to the original Declarant. As such, are we allowed to charge one fee for undeveloped lots and a different fee for lots with homes on them?

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Is there any case law regarding the limitation of the rights

Is there any case law regarding the limitation of the rights of unit owners in a Florida Condominium to access records?

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My mother and I are both disabled-we live in a condominium

my mother and I are both disabled-we live in a condominium community-was a handicapped parking space in front of my building with a concrete ramp I was using-they sent out letters to all the residents saying they were going to repave the roads 1day before they repaved about 3 weeks ago the maintence guy was taking out they handicapped sign he said it was being replaced with a new one-well the the sign never got replaced after they tore the ramp down-no the parking space is just blank for anyone to use-I cant take mom out for strolls-because she is in wheel chair cant take mom to doctor appointments the other buildings in the communities have handicapped parking signs-have talked with the condo association there giving me the run around-talked to condo management agency they said they were unaware -I need help

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Seems like it used to be in Florida deed restricted

Seems like it used to be in Florida deed restricted communities (Chapter 720) that boards were not allowed to adopt rules the conflict with covenants. Beechwood Villas, Hidden Harbour, Bay Pointe. "It is elementary that a board cannot adopt a rule modifying the provisions of the declaration or bylaws, without at the same adopting an amendment to those documents. Gordon v Palm Aire. Beechwood "...provided that a board-enacted rule does not contravene either an express provision of the declaration of a right reasonably inferable thereform, it will be found valid.." My board has put new rules in the Rules and Regulations that they have not put in the covenants. They claim the new rules "clarify" the existing covenant rule. That sounds like a smoke screen for running wild with new rules. Are courts now allowing association boards to run wild with rules, without doing anything to the covenants? Did I miss something?

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My condominium association has issued a special assessment

My condominium association has issued a special assessment for each and every unit - $6000/ unit for 24 units- to pay for the replacement of dry rotted wood on the exterior (as well as for painting the wood after it's replaced). The condominium complex was built in 1985 and is located very near the shore in Virginia Beach. My unit currently is for sale and a local realtor indicated she thought that replacement of wood on the exterior should have been done yearly as part of the regular maintenance that our monthly condominium dues go toward (whereas vinyl siding for example would be an upgrade/improvement that should necessitate special assessment). She brought up the question as to where the condominium's financial reserves are going/ have gone. Unfortunately as an owner I have not been as involved as I should have been the last 10 years as I haven't lived in the complex. Is there a way for me to look into this? Where would I start? Or is it just too late (since the assessment was voted on and approved)....and any damage as far as mismanagement & misappropriation has been done w/ no hope of recovery? (I do have the condo docs but haven't looked for any specific provisions yet).I have included a photo of the exterior of one of the buildings - the lighter colored wood is wood that has been replaced (but not yet painted). The work was begun over a year ago and was not completed by the first contractor - he had a heart attack and was unable to complete the job (and I also don't know if he was paid ahead of time or not!).

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Our CA was asked by our HOA to issue letters, fines if we did

Our CA was asked by our HOA to issue letters, fines if we did not remove our mobile basketball hoops. The only amenity is a pool that has not been usable for 2 yrs. The kids have nothing to do. Is there a way we can stop the letters unroll we put together a quorum to remove that particular rule?

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I own a townhouse that was gutted by fire. I am 70 years old

I own a townhouse that was gutted by fire. I am 70 years old and have no money to repair this face. I wish to walk away. What is my obligation. How do I assert the abandonment

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