What are the difference between condo house rules and bylaws?

Answer Condominium communities -- private democracies, really -- operate the business of the community by way of governing documents. Typically, the list includes: Covenants, Conditions, Restrictions and ... Read More »

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Can you over ride Condo bylaws and rent it out because for two years it sat vacant because you could not sell the Condo now you are renting it even though the bylaws say you cannot rent it out?

You can negotiate with the board and ask for a rental exception. You may be required to prove a 'hardship' so that the exception can be granted.It's a better idea to work with the association's off... Read More »

You have 2 Bichons and moved to a condo the condo association now says they have changed their rules and you are allowed one pet only They are refusing to grandfather your purchase under the original?

If you purchased the condominium when the rule allowed two pets, and afterward, the association adjusted its rules to limit the number of pets to one, you should be allowed to keep both animals bec... Read More »

Can a condo owner opt out of or limit participation in an association that is not following its bylaws?

If you purchased the unit subject to the condo association you cannot "opt out". You need to get some other unit owner organized to get the association to enforce the rules. Expanded AnswerYou can ... Read More »

What to do when condo president signs any contract having terms in contradiction of the bylaws?

If you are an owner, you can send a letter to the board that quotes the by-law being violated, and detail exactly how the contract violates the section. Ask that the board present its reasons, rati... Read More »