Question: Our condominium association is having a vote at a special meeting to authorize major improvements to our property, which must be approved by 67% of all voters. We have a hard time getting people to vote. We understand that we can hold the process open for 90 days to get out the vote. How… Continue Reading
Question: I am one of five directors on my homeowners’ association’s board. After this year’s annual meeting, we elected new officers. The person voted in as president says that he can make any decision he chooses, and does not need a vote from the board. For example, he has said that he can terminate our… Continue Reading
Question: My condominium association was set to have a big vote on some controversial amendments to the governing documents a few weeks ago. The proposed amendments include leasing changes that are onerous to investors and changes to the pet rules that seem totally unnecessary. I am strongly against these amendments, as are many other owners…. Continue Reading
Question: My condominium association has a 5 member board of directors. Recently, one of the directors resigned, creating a vacancy. Upon learning of the vacancy, I submitted a letter to the remaining board members requesting to be appointed to the board. I never received a response and recently learned that, at their most recent meeting,… Continue Reading
Question: When a board adopts a motion or resolution, is a subsequent board bound by the vote if it does not agree? Can a subsequent board change or rescind a policy adopted by a previous board? (G.S. via e-mail) Answer: Though directors may come and go, board policies, resolutions, or votes, if properly adopted, stay… Continue Reading
Question: I would like to know about the process for recalling the board of directors. What percent vote is needed? R.J (via e-mail) Answer: A majority of the association’s total voting interests must vote to approve the recall for it to be effective. Generally, each unit or parcel has one voting interest. If the declaration,… Continue Reading
Assuming the board of directors has the authority to levy special assessments without membership approval, the board can increase the amount of the assessments, but it will need to hold another board meeting to approve the additional special assessment.