Caps on Special Assessments and Expenditures within Condominium Associations

In reviewing condominium association declarations over the past several years, on a number of occasions I noted a similar provision in many declarations which places a cap on the amount of a special assessment the board of directors can adopt without an owner vote. Typically, this provision provides that the board may adopt a special assessment, but if the special assessment is for more than three hundred dollars ($300) per unit or more than five (5) times the monthly assessment per unit, then owners with at least two-thirds (2/3) of the total votes in the association must approve the special assessment before it can be adopted. Such a provision would seem to restrict a condominium association’s board of directors’ ability to adopt a needed special assessment if the special assessment would be more than the capped amount.    Read the article…………..

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