Q. I am thinking about buying a condo in Chicago in which many renovations have been done to the plumbing and electric. If the renovations were done to the condo 5-8 years ago, would there have been City of Chicago permits issued if the work was done in accordance to the codes? 

Would these permits still be on record with the City?

A. Generally, the City's Department of Buildings maintains permit records and issues permits.  The City once

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Can my condo board fine me for not cleaning?

Q. Our condo building does not have a cleaning service in place. The board has mandated that each owner take 2-week turns  cleaning the common hallways or face an $80 fine.

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Q. One of our unit owners asked to join our condo board as a member at large and we agreed. Are members at large considered directors and do they have a vote?

How long can an owner serve on the condo board?

Q. The same three people have been board members for our condominium association for years.

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