Condo owners must pay share as specified in governing documents

Question: We have lived in a condominium for nearly 20 years. The building was built in 1969, and there are a total of 35 units.  The building has always charged a higher assessment on the five units that have exterior balconies, as compared with the interior units. The board president says that this is because those units have a few more square feet, and because this is the way it has always been done. But that is the only explanation. Is charging these different amounts legal? The same unbalanced formula has been used when the association has occasionally passed special assessments, for example, to repair damage to the seawall, a dock, the roof, landscaping, lighting, the pool, etc. These special assessments are for projects that affect all owners equally, and so we think that the costs should be split equally.    Read the Q&A……………….


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