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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How much can a condo board charge in late fees for unpaid assessments?

Q. Our condo board wants to start charging late fees for unpaid assessments. How much can we charge?

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Q: My condo board wants to pass a special assessment to repair stairwells that are enclosed and only accessible to one side of the building as well as to repave the parking lot when I do not have a parking space.