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My condo in perdido key Florida had a leak come from above

My condo in perdido key Florida had a leak come from above the ceiling of my condo over the light above my shower. It took a year to get management to take the issue s serious. Thy finally came and cut into the Sheetrock to get to common ar a plumbing and gave me several version BD of what was wrong with plumbing, got a plumber out to supposedly fix a leak of what they called normal wear and tare of pvc that went from being cracked pvc to a gasket leak that began to show up when building was 8 years old. Assoc management company says they will replace the Sheetrock but not the popcorn texture or the paint. This was an association issue and not plumbing to my unit!JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: I have been emailing management and copies association president trying to reason with them. This is not about money for me as we aren't looking at about $200. The association spends $1000's to satisfy renters in the unit with unnecessary expenditures and not fix my ceiling and try to give me lame excuses.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: We do not rent our condoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Florida

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I am on the board of our condominium association. Last year

I am on the board of our condominium association. Last year a co-owner stuck us with over $5000.00 in unpaid fees when he filed for bankruptcy.This year he's about 6 months behind. He keeps promising the management company he'll pay. The chances of that are very slim. Other than placing a lien on his condoIs there anything else we can do? Our fees cover water, trash, common area maintenance, grounds, insurance etc. can we have his water shut off?We live in Michigan. If not would we be wasting time and money filing in small claims court?

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I am a homeowner on a Condominium BOD has passed assesment

HiJA: Hello. What seems to be the problem?Customer: I am a homeowner on a Condominium BOD has passed assesment of excess of 30K per unitJA: Where is the property located?Customer: Mimia, Florida MiamiJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: what do you mean?JA: What confuses you?Customer: 1) BOD has passed this assessment with a total lack of transparency, 2) they never requested a vote on this, 3) they are the same slate elected over and overJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: they seem to have violated elemental procedures i may loose my home if i can't pay

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I am a Homeowner in a HOA community, one of the rules is

I am a Homeowner in a HOA community, one of the rules is that we are not allowed to have our home with a Screened in entrance, we have some homes already with screened in entrance on our HOA area, I have a new home which as a Screened in front entrance and the HOA committee is now telling me to remove our screen in front entrance, I would like to keep it, however they won't help me in allowing us to keep the screen entrance, can you help in this matter as I am not the only one, however I am the only one being ask to remove.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: Florida, Cape CoralJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NO, just notes from the meetingsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not at this time

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I bought a condo in state where I live in Oct 2016. When I

I bought a condo in Washington state where I live in Oct 2016 . When I was in buying process and seller gave the Condo HOA report everything was good but one line was written saying there is going to be plan to change the water pipe in condo but didn't have any amount associated with it. Even though owner knew the amount and assessment for all the Condo in the property he didn't disclosed and kept quite. He didn't tell us in good faith. As soon as I moved it next month I got the $10K bill for assessment to change the pipes in the Condo. I talked with my real estate agent and he said he cant do nothing and asked me to pay. I dont know what to do I just started to give in installment but seems I was ripped off in this real estate transition.

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You just answered me about the HOA Condo in Seneca Co, Ohio.

Hi, you just answered me about the HOA Condo in Seneca Co, Ohio. I am the president of the HOA for this 6 unit condo, built in early 1960's. There is a lady purchasing a condo from the owner. Her mortgage co. wants us to fill out these papers they provided called "Condominium Project Certification" It seems that these questions really don't apply to us. (6 units), the HOA fees are 480.00 every 6 months and only covers lawn care, trash/snow removal, and re sealing driveway. All insurance, inside & out, etc is the owners responsibility. We have no projects or an annual budget outside of the above mentioned expenses. I guess I just need to know if I should just put all of this in a letter, versus filling out the form with n/a's?

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I signed a lease in florida for my son, it was at a condo,

I signed a lease in florida for my son, it was at a condo, didn't know there was a difference when we worked with a realestate agent to find the spot. Anyhow, I and my husband are on the lease, but we reside in Texas and my son who lives there lives in the apt/condo whatever it is classified as. They are now telling me that he needs to be on the lease, I have no issue with that except that they want to make him a co-applicant on paper, he needs a 650 credit score and he is 21 so that may not happen, and he needs proof of pay stubs. I am launching a new business out there and I don't have pay stubs for him because he works for me and I pay his rent. Please advise I am dealing with an Club Condominium Association.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: a current lease with my informationJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, Can they evict us if we don't meet that criteria, also the rental management team didnt' seem to make this an issue, the owner of the property doesn't have a problem with it, it just seems the association does, because I don't physically live there. They told me noon can cohabit there more than 89 days consecutively without being a co-applicant. I don't have a problem with this except he can't make the credit score and he has no proof of income because he is my son and our business is just getting started. Is this a legitimate reason in the eys of an association?

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New York State, Dutchess County, Town of Wappingers Falls.

New York State, Dutchess County, Town of Wappingers Falls. Background. 3 years ago bought condo. Pool featured. Pool responsible by real estate people for $20,000 additional value on prices, older condo, fairly decent shape, recovering business plan. Board closed arbitrarily for this season. They want the $32,800 line item money for other uses. We've written letters. They have decided to stonewall us and revoted to close. My belief, we HAVE use and access: it's in the offering plan and that's a lot too much money to touch without a resident vote.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I did. Didn't you read my question.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Pool is in good working order. Every year there are minor cleanups, little repairs but nothing major. They had another meeting without u. s last night in spite of requests to meet with them - -ignoring our letters. Balance sheet spent 29,000 last year, we have approved budget for 32,800 +/- this year

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I live in a landlocked condominium within a sports complex.

I live in a landlocked condominium within a sports complex. The club has restricted my access by installing a locked gate. In addition, the vehicle access lane to the unit has been blocked off with two gates. Two more condominium complexes have been constructed, and I must pass through common are to get to my condominium.JA: Where is the property located?Customer: Los caballeros sports club in fountain valley, ca.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Yes. I hired a lawyer two years ago, and the club agreed to a mediation session that was very unsatisfactory. The club promised, but did very little. Also, the CC&Rs and California civil code support my contention that the Club violated my access rights through common areasJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes. Being this is a landlocked condominium, the common areas are not identified on a plot map. I need to clearly identify the common areas for my unit and the other two condominium complexes.

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