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We are an 11 unit NYC Condominium and want to change the

We are an 11 unit NYC Condominium and want to change the House Rules to include a ban on smoking in all common areas including a common roof deck. What is the proper way to dothis and if we do it and a unit owner continues to smoke in common areas, what is the remedy ?

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As the owner of a condo, do I have the right to select my

As the owner of a condo, do I have the right to select my own contractor when repairing my ceiling drywall which was damaged by a water leak coming from the upstairs unit?

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We currently have 5 units in our condominium community that

We currently have 5 units in our condominium community that have satellite dishes on the roof and have had for years. When I asked the Board if I could install one as my cable company has been unable to provide stable TV service (and suggested a dish) the Board said they had never approved the dishes and might make the owners take them down. Hasn't a precedent been set that dishes can be installed on the roof. The Board has never issued any guidelines or stated safety issues with the installations. As a side the Board is very inconsistent with enforcement of the CC&R's.

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I am curious of my legal standing in disputing a termination

I am curious of my legal standing in disputing a termination of lease, including no penalties, and non-payment of further rent while vacating.8 months into a 12 month lease we had a City of Portland inspector from the Bureau of Developmental Services inspect our apartment for possible code violations. This was prompted by mold on our bathroom ceiling and my inclination was they were in violation. I bathroom has neither a window, nor a vent. Regardless of mold, which was covered in their mold addendum, it creates a hospitable environment for such and no way to properly manage it.The city report also covered some 15 violations, 4 of which were health, safety sanitation violations. Including construction being made without permits. Our apartment was not deemed unlivable but these issues are extremely concerning nonetheless.I have proposed the solution of our 30 days notice commencing on written approval of their agreement to no contractual early termination penalty, full refund of our deposit, and non payment of rent during our process of vacating.I am curious of our legal grounds moving forward, i do not wish to seek damages beyond what i have outlined in our separation agreement. I would like to move forward with finding and securing a new apartment to live in, without making a hasty uninformed decision.

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An owner bought a garden ('basement') unit in our condo

An owner bought a garden ('basement') unit in our condo association about 20 years ago. The unit did have flooding issues which she claims not to have known about; I was aware of them because I knew the previous owner. She is a realtor; so my argument was that she, of all people, should have done due diligence before purchase, correct? Is the condo association required to correct the flooding in her garden unit using association funds? Does she have obligations to help prevent flooding? Finally, under the Illinois Condominium Property Act, I see on pp. 34-35 that alterations in the common elements require a 2/3 majority vote from all owners. Would this apply in her case if common elements are altered, i. e. only being altered if 2/3 of the owners agree to the expense?

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On June 2016, our condominium association took a binding

on June 2016, our condominium association took a binding vote without the benefit open board meeting to investment our reserve fund (($400,000.00 almost 50%of the total reserve) into risky Bond fund). Is this is legal. If not which court in New Jersey's court we should file the case. Our ADR is denied by the HOA. Department of Community affairs has no jurisdiction over penalties. we would like to go to the court to minimize the risk of loss of our monies to volatile Bond market.

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Thank you in advance for your time. I have a multi-part

Hello. Thank you in advance for your time. I have a multi-part question, please be patient?? Thanks.In regard to condominium laws:#1 - does it vary or is there some kind of structure (no pun intended) when dealing with expenditures?? I.e. if the managing authority wants to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars, do the residents have a right to know beforehand?? Does it need their OK to proceed?? (Or at least a majority)#2 - if such an expenditure does occur anyway and the residents are assessed - what happens if someone cannot afford it as requested. Can payments be made?? Or are they sued??I have an elderly relative who lives in a condo and I am not sure he can afford an assessment of thousands of dollars if a project goes through.Thank you for your patience.

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We signed a sales contract to sell our house VA. We were

We signed a sales contract to sell our house VA. We were told that we had to sell for $150,000 because the appraisal came in at that price and it will stand for the next 6 months for any buyer. The addendum came 13 days later and we did not agree with the terms. We did not sign the addendum. Now the buyers attorney is threatening us with court action to get us to sign the addendum. VA will not close without a signed contract. We will try to keep our house after all this turmoil.Thank you Sharon Becker

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I bought a condo through the Palm Beach County Auction

I bought a condo through the Palm Beach County Auction website last May;2016.I'm now preparing it to sell in the open market.Last friday I received a letter from a lawyer with a law suit on the following terms.GOLDEN LAKES VILLAGE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONPlaintiffsandCECIL E ROSEDefendantsAGREED ORDER ON DEFENDANTSMOTION TO INTERPLEAD PURCHASER GETULIO BASTOSThis cause came before de Court upon Defendant's Motion to Interplead Purchaser, Getulio Bastos and upon agreement of the respective parties and the Court being otherwise fully advises in the premises it is hereby"ORDERED AND ADJUDGED as follows:1 - That Motion of Defendant, Cecil Rose to Interplead Purchaser Getulio Bastos, attached hereto as EXHIBIT "A" is hereby GRANTED as of the date of this order.Done and Ordered in Chambers at West Palm Beach ......Signed and DatedJuly 26 2016Frank CastorCounty JudgeQUESTIONS:What is this?How do I respond to this?Can this interfere with my rights to the Property even though I have a Certificate of Sale by the County and my name appears as the proprietor in the Palm Beach County's Property Appraise?

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