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 a condo owner sue board members for building maintenance negligence?

Q: One of our owners is threatening to sue the board for negligence because the common areas need maintenance that hasn't been done. We are doing our best as volunteer board members but because owners don't want to increase assessments and we have a lot of delinquencies, we just don't have the money to do everything we want to do. Can the owner sue the board members?

Can power of attorney allow someone to serve on a condo board in place of an owner?

Q: One of our owners would like her husband to serve on the board, but he is not on the deed.  If she gives him power of attorney, can he serve on the board of our association?