Condominiums and community associations are subject to unpleasantness when owners are surprised by something the board of trustees has done. Whether it is implementing a fee increase or a change in pet policy, board members are in the best position when giving owners abundant warning, listening to concerns and giving opportunities for input when considering changes. The benefits of transparency fall into political, practical and the legal categories and can be leveraged with good communication. The New England Condominium website has an article about it (https://newenglandcondo.com/article/board-transparency-3/full) and Perkins & Anctil has answers to any questions unit owners may have.
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