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Can condo board restrict access to club house during day

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Can condo board restrict access to club house during day time hours by locking door. Stating that access maybe gained by contacting a board member to unlock club house. Reason stated for locking club house is to keep it clean.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 2 years ago.

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Condo associations are governed by their bylaws and CC&R, the law gives them wide latitude in their operations. The association is governed through their bylaws and their board of directors has the responsibility for daily operations. If they are not forbidding access and only requiring to contact someone to open the club house to insure that the premises is kept up, that would not violate the bylaws that allow all members access to the common areas, since they are not refusing to allow access, they are controlling such access. So if the board believes that because of the condition the club was left in that they need more control over letting people into the common area, they are not forbidden by any laws from doing so as long as they do not prevent access, which would violate the bylaws regarding access and right to use common areas.