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I'm in the process of adding solar panels to my house and

I'm in the process of adding solar panels to my house and don't agree with the terms in my HOA's design review form can they stop me from proceeding?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: ColoradoJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: not with the HOA only with the solar companyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: that should be everything

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Asad Rahman

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I maintain my own front yard and HOA claims I have to ask

I maintain my own front yard and HOA claims I have to ask permission to replace or plant same plants already approved for the development. I don't see anything specifically noted in the bylaws. The majority of alterations are very specific. I believe I am being singled out because of the HOA President and I not seeing eye to eye on how the HOA is running the community. I basically feel like I'm being harassed by the HOA and property management company.

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Barrister

Attorney/Landlord/Realtor

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My daughter had a leaky/moldy window in her condo. The condo

My daughter had a leaky/moldy window in her condo. The condo assoc. is constantly crying poverty and do not make repairs when needed. My daughter offered to pay for the window to get it done quickly but the assoc. refused to let her do that. A few months after that denial, the condo president provided a window and wants my daughter to pay for it. She has already paid for a competent carpenter to install the window since the crew provided by the assoc. didn't know what they were doing. Is my daughter responsible for the window?JA: Where is the property located?Customer: Brookside Condos, South Windsor, CTJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The assoc. by-laws have been revised since this incident to include windows and doors the responsibilty of the condo owner.

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Attyadvisor

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How much does this service cost? I have one simple question.

How much does this service cost?JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: I have one simple question. I own a home in North Las Vegas NV. and the HOA is trying to get me to clean the lime which is in the water here off of the exterior wall of the housing complex which is the outside of my rear wall. Am I responsible for the outer wall??JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: Nevada.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: As far as I know just a courtesy notification to me.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No.

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TJ, Esq.

Juris Doctor (JD)

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Sorry to keep bugging you about this subject, but I need

Hi again,sorry to keep bugging you about this subject, but I need help. I am "managing" (i.e volunteering) the HOA for our 6 condo community. Which means I write out and mail the bills for the HOA. Built in 1962, with the bi-laws etc, still from that era. A new person is trying to purchase one of the units and is stating that ALL condos are supposed to be covered exterior, by the HOA. We do not have a policy or any insurance as a group. Only individually. We have a very small HOA fee of $480. pr unit pr year to cover, mowing, snow/trash removal, black top. I just want to be clear that the HOA is not responsible to cover exterior insurance. Do you know where I can find legal documentation? We are in Seneca Co., Ohio

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Ray

Lawyer

Doctoral Degree

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Condo rules state I owner can't rent/lease. But I want to

Condo rules state I owner can't rent/lease . But I want to let let guests stay x2 mths free. Till their new place is ready.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I do t stay there . Their objection is that I'm not in residence and I'm letting someone move in....JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: They just voted on their interpretation of the rule that clearly says lead or rent prohibJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Can they stop me from letting my friends stay there?

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Legalease

Attorney At Law

Doctor of Law w/ highest honors

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In TX, if a homeowner's association has an injunction levied

In TX, if a homeowner's association has an injunction levied against them, do all individual members of the HOA have to abide by the terms of the injunction?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: the injunction has been filed and recorded with the applicable courtJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: injunction is related to a lawsuit from a property management company who claims exclusive right to handle all real estate activities of any time - including rental of condos and advertising for that rental

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Damien Bosco

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

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At a recent Board meeting of our HOA (Minnesota), several

At a recent Board meeting of our HOA (Minnesota), several owners desired to attend the meeting. In general, according to MN Statute 515B (that governs are association), Board meetings are open to members. However, the Board would only allow them to address the Board at the beginning of the meeting and then asked them to leave for the remainder of the regular Board meeting. I challenged the owner of the Property Management company present at the meeting who stated that the Board was permitted to conduct their regular meeting in closed session and that the “Open meeting requirement did not apply to 515B” and that his attorney would affirm that the closed meeting was permitted. He responded in an email that I was correct and that the statute does require meetings be open to members unless it meets certain criteria (see below). In such cases that portion of the meeting can be closed.I was permitted to attend and at the end of the meeting I was blindsided with accusations of trying to undermine the Board because I have used emails and a self-created website to communicate and inform other owners of important association information. Does allowing non-Board members to be present create a case for the Board to be at risk of defamation?515B.3-103 BOARD OF DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND DECLARANT CONTROL.(g) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, =To the extent practicable, the board shall give reasonable notice to the unit owners of the date, time, and place of a board meeting. If the date, time, and place of meetings are provided for in the declaration, articles, or bylaws, announced at a previous meeting of the board, posted in a location accessible to the unit owners and designated by the board from time to time, or if an emergency requires immediate consideration of a matter by the board, notice is not required. "Notice" has the meaning given in section 317A.011, subdivision 14. Meetings may be closed to discuss the following:(1) personnel matters;(2) pending or potential litigation, arbitration or other potentially adversarial proceedings, between unit owners, between the board or association and unit owners, or other matters in which any unit owner may have an adversarial interest, if the board determines that closing the meeting is necessary to discuss strategy or to otherwise protect the position of the board or association or the privacy of a unit owner or occupant of a unit; or(3) criminal activity arising within the common interest community if the board determines that closing the meeting is necessary to protect the privacy of the victim or that opening the meeting would jeopardize investigation of the activity.

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Ray

Lawyer

Doctoral Degree

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I have be asked to removed my dog out my condo, they said my

hi I have be asked to removed my dog out my condo, they said my dog created a nuisance on the property. but I don't agree with it. What should I do now?JA: Where is the property located?Customer: 880 rue de la paix,cincinnati ,OH 45220JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: yesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: that's all I think

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Bruce Schreiber

Juris Doctor

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