Trude Kleess, Attorney-at-Law

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The executive board is responsible for hiring out the work of maintaining the complex. It may hire a property manager and delegate this responsibility to him or her. The owners, however, maintain the right to vote on the annual budget, so they have some control over the amount of their dues.

When you closed on your condominium, you received copies of the Declaration and the Bylaws of the homeowners association. Although they are dry reading, every owner owes it to himself to know what is covered in these documents.