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    Deb is right about the attorney. Every state has different laws concerning condos. Before you do anything, or initiate a fight with the condo board, be sure you are on solid legal ground. Reading the docs and having an attorney look them over needs to be your first steps.

    While I hate to disagree with anyone here, I must say Do Not Change the Locks before you have checked that you have the right to do so. I know, in condos in my state, most require that the board have a key to your unit. However, they are also prohibited from entering except in case of emergency. You will probably find it spelled out in the condo docs.
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    Even cheaper: you can buy stickers online for about $5 that say, "Warning. Video Surveillance in use on this property." Put one outside your front door, and one on the patio.
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    I vote we go tell Judge Judy!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    I vote we go tell Judge Judy!!!
    Can't you just hear her looking at the HOA members and saying (regarding their entering the premises without permission): "You people can't DO that. What are you, crazy?"
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    I'd love to see my neighbor and Judge Judy goes toe to toe!
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    Candor, Have you read the condo docs? Until you do that and possibly consult with an attorney, you have no way to know if they can legally enter your premises (including the patio) or not. Don't cause a world of trouble for yourself before knowing where you stand legally.
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    Yes, I've read the bylaws a few times but there's no specific language related to my issues. The only thing that comes close is a paragraph that says unit owners are required to keep limited common elements sanitary and neat. (Not an issue.) Nothing about granting rights to access. The bylaws are only 16 pages long, so maybe they did them at Legal Zoom. :-)
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    Candor, this is crazy. You have a right to privacy in your home (and patio)! I'm with the rest, check with a lawyer (perhaps the real estate lawyer you bought with... he/she should have had a look at these papers already).

    I kind of want to laugh at the Boca Del Vista comment... kind of! Too bad you can't buy the old lady a Cadillac... maybe it'd get her kicked off the board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by candor View Post
    Yes, I've read the bylaws a few times but there's no specific language related to my issues. The only thing that comes close is a paragraph that says unit owners are required to keep limited common elements sanitary and neat. (Not an issue.) Nothing about granting rights to access. The bylaws are only 16 pages long, so maybe they did them at Legal Zoom. :-)
    Candor, I was not referring to the bi-laws. The condo docs are what you need to read. I'm guessing you live in Oregon. If that is the cast you can find, on line, what MUST be in those docs.(I found it in about 2 minutes) Condo Docs are usually over 100 pages long. In Maryland, where I live, purchasers of condos must be given the docs and have time to read them before a condo sale can be finalized.
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