Every condominium association has its own unique rules and regulations. These are required to define the rights and obligations of the individual owners as well as to make sure that condominiums are properly operated and maintained. Some rules regarding the individual owners may have restrictions as to the number of occupants per unit, the age of the occupants, noise, parking, pets and when to use certain amenities such as the tennis court, swimming pool, etc. As an individual condominium owner, you may not be aware of all the laws and by-laws of your new condominium. It is therefore imperative that you contact an experienced Condominium Lawyer to help you handle any legal hassles that you may face.
Many condominiums have very strict rules concerning the alteration of its unit space or appearance. You may have to get permission from the Condominiums Board of Directors before you install a satellite dish, install an air conditioning system in one of the windows, put up new colored drapes or make changes that affect the premise’s structure or safety. If you break any of these rules, either knowingly or unknowingly, you might be facing action from the association, or even legal actions. In such a case you will need to contact your condominium attorney from a local law firm to help you out.
Every condominium has a Declaration registered on title. Before you agree to buy a new condominium unit, take time to read the various documents so that you understand the laws and by-laws of the chosen condominium association. If it is a resale unit, and you read the regulations only after you sign, it will be too late to change your mind.
To avoid such disappointments and other future problems, it is advisable you hire a qualified Condominium Lawyer to help you review and consider all the rules and obligations before purchasing your new condominium. Each condominium association will have their rules outlined in the governing documents. You can get these documents from the condominium corporation or from the unit’s seller. Your lawyer will advise after reading the governing documents whether or not you should sign the Agreement of Purchase and Sale. For additional information on how you can hire a condominium lawyer from the Law Office of Coates, Coates & Coates P.A., go to Cccoateslaw.com.