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 my condo association charge me for an explanation of an amendment?

Q. Our board recently adopted an amendment to our Declaration limiting the percentage of leased units. The amendment will be presented to the owners for a vote at the end of the year.

Does my condo association have to send an invoice for assessments?

Q. I just got a notice from my condo association's attorney saying that I didn't pay my HOA payments. I purchased the condo one year ago. My contact person for the management group said that they would send out a invoice for my monthly HOA fees.

Is the association responsible for repairs to condo units under possession?

Q. I am President of the association for a six unit condo building with one assessment delinquent owner that now owes us over $10,000. The owner rents out the unit. We hired an attorney and got an order of possession ordering that the renters will now pay us the rent starting July 1, 2017 until the unit is no longer in arrears.

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