When Condo Board Members Don’t Follow the Rules

Condo associations elect board members so that they have someone to go to with complaints, ideas, and concerns, and they know that those complaints, ideas, and concerns will be passed on to the management company to either be dealt with immediately or opened up to debate at the next condo association meeting. In that regard, condo association board members are a vital resource and link between owners and management.

The board is also responsible for keeping copies of the condo rules and regulations, and making sure they’re followed in the day-to-day. But what happens when a board member isn’t following the very rules they’re meant to enforce?

It can be a very awkward situation for the other owners if they see board members parking wherever they want, not cleaning up after pets, putting up unapproved decorations, and so forth. What options exist when this is the case?

The first step is to speak to any members of the board who are following the rules and ask them to speak to the board members who aren’t. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, you can ask around and see if there’s enough support among residents to vote out the offending board members in favor of others who will enforce the rules.

Just because a person is on the board, it doesn’t mean the rules don’t apply to them. And if they won’t comply, it’s up to the other owners to take action.

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