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Q: Who is liable for a roof leak that caused mold – the property owner or manager?

I reported a roof leak in August 2014 to the resident manager. I requested a moisture and mold test be done after the roof was replaced and the interior could be repaired. Only last month did they authorize a test, and we waited over two weeks for a result. We…

Q: What happens to the property manager when a building is sold?

Q: What happens to the property manager when a building is sold?

What happens to the Property manager when a building is sold? I am currently managing a 50+ unit building and I just learned that the building is now in escrow. The property management company I work for will not have a position for me once this building is so yet…

Q: Can a management company change rules without homeowner approval?

Q: Can a management company change rules without homeowner approval?

Can the management company make major changes to the rules and regulations without the approval of the homeowners? – Chicago, Illinois That depends what you mean by “homeowners.” If you mean can they make major changes to rules and regulations without the approval of the homeowners as a whole –…

Q: What license is required to run a property management company in Puerto Rico?

Q: What license is required to run a property management company in Puerto Rico?

I am a real estate agent in Kentucky. I would like to move to Puerto Rico and run a vacation property management company. What license requirement do I need to meet? – Louisville, Kentucky Well, the first thing you should know is how to communicate effectively in Spanish. Even if you…

Q: Is property management influence of an HOA board election a criminal act?

Can property management companies send condo owners false information in an effort to influence elections for board of directors? Secondly, is this not a conflict of interest on the part of a property management company? There are two levels to think about here: The first is whether the management company…

Q: Can the HOA’s management company disclose complaints?

Q: Can the HOA’s management company disclose complaints?

Legally does the HOA’s property management company have to disclose to me who filed a complaint against me? – Miami, Florida There are two possible scenarios here: Either the management company knows who the complainer is and they are not telling you, or the HOA or property manager itself is passing…

Q: What determines the habitability of a property?

Q: What determines the habitability of a property?

Can a landlord legally continue to collect rent & allow tenancy in CA if he becomes aware of code violations in the rental? (Hsc & building) What can happen to the Landlord/tenant if tenancy continues? – San Francisco, California The answer depends on the details, of course, but assuming we’re talking…

Q: What makes up a legal HOA meeting?

Q: What makes up a legal HOA meeting?

If an annual HOA meeting is not posted for ten days, and none of the applicants for board positions are distributed with proxies to the owners, so 7 people and the 5 board members arrive and vote themselves in, is this a legal meeting? – Portland, Oregon Great question, and thanks…

Q: Do I need insurance if I’m on an HOA board?

Q: Do I need insurance if I’m on an HOA board?

Members of condominium association and homeowners association boards make tough decisions all the time – decisions that can have a tremendous effect on others around them. As a result, board members are often sued, both along with the association itself and separately, as a result of actions they take and…

Q: Can HOAs ban Marijuana?

Q: Can HOAs ban Marijuana?

What’s The Deal, Maaaaaaaan? The federal law hasn’t changed, and it’s very clear: Marijuana is still listed as a Schedule I controlled substance under federal law.  But state laws are starting to shift. Colorado and Washington have already legalized the recreational use of marijuana, subject to certain restrictions. Want to…

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