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 do we handle theft of condo funds?

Q: We recently discovered that our condominium association bank account was carrying a negative balance. After doing some research on the account it was discovered that the board President withdrew all the funds on the account for personal use.

Is the condo association responsible for trees on the easement?

Q: There are two trees in front of our building. They are on the easement between the building and the road. The Board is looking to remove the trees. How should the Board proceed?