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 the board forgive an owner's assessments?

Q. We have an owner who is disputing an outstanding balance that continues to generate late fees. The owner claims that payment was made, but we cannot locate the payment.

How can a board address an owner who is not responsive?

Q. I’m on the board of my association and we have an owner who is being unresponsive to communication from the board. The owner has been non-compliant with our Rules and Regulations. What should we do?