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Condominium Associations

Yes. Condominium Assn. can evict a tenant who is in breach of the underlying lease agreement. In addition, the unit owner can be fined for having a nuisance tenant.

No. A condominium association has a right to file a lien and lawsuit recognizing its liens if it wishes to collect on unpaid dues. But it cannot shut off utilities to a unit owner in order to collect unpaid dues.

Yes. Generally, the condominium documents provide for recovery of attorney fees if the condominium association is forced to file a legal action.

No. Unit owners do not have a right to cease monthly dues because it is not satisfied with the management of the condominium association.

Yes. When association funds are too low or repairs, such as a major roof repair or increase in insurance deductible, the Board can vote to have a special assessment to raise funds.

Yes. There are a variety of ways that the condominium association can restrict the types and number of pets a unit owner can keep in its property.

Generally, the condominium association is responsible for the repair and maintenance of unit owner’s balconies. They are considered limited common elements, meaning they are common and the responsibility of the Assn. but limited because they are for the exclusive use of 1 unit owner.

The Assn. has a right to collect unpaid dues. When a unit owner fails to pay, the Assn. is required to issue a notice, usually between 7-10 days, before it can file its lien and lawsuit recognizing its lien for collection.

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