Q: Can a condo board president (unpaid position) also be the condo association office/property manager (paid position)?
My condo board president is also the office manager. Because of this, she really does not have anyone to hold her accountable. She makes up rules that are not in the condo docs, only enforces certain rules/regulations in the condo docs and then breaks other ones herself. She has harassed me to the point where after 3 years im already looking to move and sell my place. I avoid the pool area when she is there, if I see her car at the office I will return at a later time when she is not there, i keep my garage closed and I do not go outside or walk around when I see her out because every interaction with her is THAT miserable. Can she legally hold both positions? I would think that is some sort of conflict of interest? And is there any way to remove her from the board or replace her as office manager so she has less control?
A: I am sorry to hear about this difficult situation. The answer to this question will likely depend on what the Condo Board Bylaws say. I would obtain a copy of the Bylaws from a member of the Condo Board and then review them carefully to see what they say about conflicts of interest and whether the President can also hold the office of Office Manager. After reviewing them, considering setting an appointment with a real estate attorney in your area to review the bylaws together and discuss your options. Best of luck to you!
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