Q: How will I determine if a maintenance issue is my responsibility or the Association's?
A: The Master Deed describes in detail the general common elements and the limited common elements (generally only for the individual co-owners use) and the division of upkeep, repair and replacement of the common and limited common elements between the association and each individual co-owner.Back to Top
Q: Where do I find what is and isn't permissible in my Association?
A: Co-owners should look in the Condominium By-Laws under the Use and Occupancy Section, as well as the Condominium Rules and Regulations. The condominium by-laws were recorded at the very onset of the developments. The Rules and Regulations are likely no recorded, but are regulations adopted by the Board of Directors from time to time. A copy of the current Rules and Regulations is available once you log in on your associations page.Back to Top
Q: How do I make sure I am not over-insured?
A: Have your insurance agent call the Associations insurance agent.Back to Top
Q: Can I install a satellite dish at my condo?
A: Satellite dishes may only be installed with PRIOR WRITTEN PERMISSION from the Board of Directors.
Satellite dishes may be installed on limited common elements, so if reception is available, satellite dishes may be installed on deck surfaces. Satellite dishes may never be installed on roofs, on any part of the condo building or on a railing or any building components.
In some cases, antennas or satellite dishes may not allow for an acceptable signal to receive television reception. If such reception is not possible, the rules do not allow co-owners to use any other common areas.
Co-owners are advised to ensure that they may receive appropriate reception on their exclusive use area prior to purchasing a satellite dish or signing any agreement relating to the subscription to any satellite service.
Co-owners who have installed their satellite in an unapproved area will be required to remove it at their expense.
To view the FCC guidelines for the installation of satellite dishes visit www.fcc.gov/mb/facts/otard.html.
Q: What is the role of the Board of Directors and what is the Board responsible for?
A: The Board of Directors is the governing agent for the Association as a whole and acts in accordance to the community’s recorded documents and bylaws and has a fiduciary responsibility to the Association to act in the best interest of all owners. Board functions include, but are not limited to, the following:
Serving on the Board gives residents the opportunity to be involved with the Association and with issues that impact their community.Back to Top
Q: What is a “management company“ and what do they do?
A: A management company is contracted by the Board of Directors to provide such services as: Collection of assessments, supervision of subcontractors, obtaining bids for subcontracted services, providing financial statements and collection reports, as well as a general clearing house for problem solving, communications with homeowners and the Board of Directors and to serve in an advisor capacity. The management company reports directly to the Board and all decisions are made by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.Back to Top
Q: What are the co-owners responsibilities to the association?
A: Each co-owner pays, through the association fees, a share of the expenses and, as an association member, has a voice in the association’s decisions. Associations typically elect a board of directors from their members to make the strategic management decisions for the association’s future and direct the Association Managers in carrying out the daily operations and business of the association. Typically association boards meet as needed during the year and the association has an annual meeting to select new board members or vote of important community issues. Volunteer members, on site employees, a professional management company, or a combination of the above usually take care of the daily management requirements of the association.Back to Top
Q: What is a “Dockominium?”
A: A “dockominium” is the water-based version of a condominium; rather than owning a unit in a building, one owns a boat slip on the water. In addition to the exclusive right to use the boat slip, ownership also provides the right to use the common elements of the marina.Back to Top
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