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Homeowner association of 16 units. What would be quorum.

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Homeowner association of 16 units. What would be quorum

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Yes we have by laws but I do not understand

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Real Estate Lawyer: Ray, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

A quorum is the smallest number of board members necessary to legally conduct the business of your HOA. Most, but not all, groups define a quorum as a simple majority of the members. It should be defined in your HOA's bylaws, normally they state 51%.

Without a quorum, a vote cannot be taken, and the status quo can't be changed.

Unless a quorum is present, minutes should note be taken since official business of the HOA cannot be conducted.

Opponents to a proposal that would change the status quo can block the proposal by walking out of a meeting or not attending in the first place.

Usually, the rule that defines a quorum ignores any vacant seats. In this case, if a simple majority is required to have a quorum, and there are seven board seats, but there are only four members, all four would have to be present to conduct business.

A quorum for a meeting here if you have 51% in your rules would be 9 members or proxies.

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