Collecting Assessments

By Robert Meisner As I have often told the participants in my seminars, collecting assessments is the lifeblood of the Association. First and foremost, the Association should have a written collection policy in conformity with its condominium documents which would outline when assessments will be deemed to be due, when various late charge notices will…

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How to Tell If Your Condominium Documents Need Updating

By Robert Meisner and M. Katherine Michael I. Significant Advantages to Having Updated Governing Documents. The documents of a Condominium Project establish the Condominium Project from a legal (title) standpoint, and create the framework for the governance of the Condominium Project. A properly governed Condominium Project can significantly enhance Unit re-sale marketability and real estate…

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Defending the Condominium Developer

A condominium association’s board of directors, which is responsible for administering the affairs of the association, is initially appointed by the developer until a certain number of units is sold. When the owners of the individual units (called “co-owners”) take control of the board, they may conduct financial and physical audits, and those audits may…

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