Shouldn’t there be a vote for any changes to condo laws?

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Shouldn’t there be a vote for any changes to condo laws?

I am a condo owner but do not live there. I have had 4 management companies over the past 6 years and every company institutes new rules and regs. It is getting ridiculous. Parking has changed along with additional fees for registering renters which has made it a hassle to try and make my money back. All the while fees keep increasing and there have been no improvements to the quality of the condo. I just feel like I am getting stepped on and I am forced to agree with all the new rules or else.

Asked on October 10, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Florida

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under accepted rules and regulations with respect to planned unit developments and rules pertaining to such then board members needs to have required voting say and procedures with respect to internal issues with the HOA.

However, rules established by a management company unless approved by the HOA via a vote essentially have no binding effect upon owners of the unit in the planned unit development that you are in based upon my experience in such matters.


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