Condominium Government and Enforcement

N.P. from New Haven County writes:

Dear Mister Condo,

What is the governing body of the condo association?  What is the enforcement body?

Mister Condo replies:

N.P., the condominium documents should spell out the governing body of your condominium. For most condos, the Board of Directors is the governing and enforcement body. These are the volunteer leaders elected to serve as Directors and Officers of the Association. Additionally, they may hire a Property Management firm or Property Manager to assist in the day-to-day dealings of the Association, which may include some governance and enforcement issues. It is also not uncommon for the Board of Directors to hire other professionals like attorneys, debt collectors, security personnel who may also have powers granted through the Board to aid them in their duties of governing the association. Thank you for the question!