Benny Kass

Jan 9, 2018

KASS: Condo board candidates seek proxies – is that OK?

Q:     Our condo has an election coming up: eight applicants for four positions. Residents are sent packets with applicants’ resumes and a proxy sheet to mail in if not able […]

Dec 14, 2017

KASS: An emotional animal story

Q:   I just recently lost my husband and we have a time share unit which I no longer want or need. Do you have any recommendations of what steps I […]

Aug 22, 2017

KASS: Ask for legal docs if your board is in litigation

Q:   We have 100 condo units; 56 balconies require repair, four of which are in a danger zone and unusable.  Our condo declaration states  the board can make  a special […]

Jan 31, 2017

KASS: Dealing with an unruly board

Q:     For a dues increase our governing bylaws require a 60 percent vote at first meeting, a 30 percent at second meeting if not voted at first meeting. Additionally, our […]

Jan 19, 2017

KASS: When a board won’t enforce ‘house rules’

I live in a condominium complex where there is no enforcement of the “house rules.” I have noisy neighbors, neighbors with three cars (for their two-person, one-bedroom condo), neighbors who […]

Oct 10, 2016

KASS: Condo neighbors stink up the joint

DEAR BENNY: I read your articles and have learned so much regarding condo operations, responsibilities, sales and boards. Thank you for helping me learn the finer points of condo living. […]

Dec 31, 2015

KASS: Committee balks at allowing docks

DEAR BENNY: We own a cabin on a private lake. It’s governed by an advisory committee (AC) working under our local county’s board of supervisors.  On paper, we are clearly […]

Dec 12, 2015

KASS: Follow IRS rules to help finance condo

DEAR BENNY: Our son and his wife want to buy a $600,000 condo and we are prepared to assist. In fact, we are considering lending them all of the sales […]

Sep 25, 2015

KASS: Starker exchange rules are ironclad

DEAR BENNY: I am interested in purchasing a property using a 1031 exchange and am wondering if that restricts my ability to take out a mortgage on that property at […]

Sep 8, 2015

KASS: Probate required to clear up line of credit

DEAR BENNY: I was searching the internet and came across an article you wrote a couple of years ago. That posting is very similar to my current situation. My mother […]

Sep 7, 2015

KASS: Look for alternatives to tax exemption

DEAR BENNY: I lived in my previous residence for 27 years and rented it out since 2005, when I could not sell it in time before I moved to my […]

Aug 26, 2015

KASS: Renovation work could meet move-in deadline

DEAR BENNY: We are buying our first home and the lender has told us we will have to sign an affidavit that not only will it be our main home […]

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