A condominium, or condo for short, is the most common form of a community association. While condos are typically found in high-rise, mid-rise and low-rise buildings, you can also find detached condos in some markets. They are made up of privately owned individual units, or separate interests, and jointly owned common areas. These common areas, such as pools, garages, elevators, hallways, and gyms, to name a few, are managed by the board of directors or management company.

Governing documents for these buildings can be the most confusing for board members. Understanding the differences between what is a common area or separate interest and which entity is responsible for the repair, maintenance, and replacement is not always clearly written.  With over 35 years of amending governing documents, SwedelsonGottlieb's Amend program corrects these issues.  Our attorneys work hard to understand each association's unique features and needs to customize governing documents in a manner that is straightforward and easy to understand.

Living in attached units can sometimes bring about neighbor to neighbor issues that association boards must investigate. Our attorneys are frequently advising boards on their duties and best practices for handling these disputes, such as secondhand smoke, noise, construction related concerns, flooring, harassment, etc. 

Whatever your issue, SwedelsonGottlieb attorneys have the experience and expertise to help you address it.