Q. In IL is a unit owner required to vote for everyone on the ballot, five listed five elected, or may one just check off who they want and leave blank who they do not wish to vote for?

A. Your association's bylaws should describe how voting is to be conducted.  In most cases, owners vote by

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Can owners screen prospective condo buyers?

Q A bank-owned unit in our condo building is for sale. The association has a "Right of First Refusal." What are our rights in screening the potential buyer of the unit?

How does an association vote to obtain a loan to finance needed repairs?

Q. Our building is in need of several repairs to resolve building code violations. The board wants to obtain a loan to cover the costs of the repairs, but I’m afraid I won’t be able to pay the additional monthly assessment. Can I vote against the loan?