Ask And Expert: Your HOA, Condo Questions

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By: Avi S. Tryson, Esq. Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers

Q:  Our condominium association has a board of seven members.  Our board president told me he can veto any decision even if all six of the other board members vote in favor the issue.  Is that true? My understanding is that his vote has no more power than one vote.

S.F., Boca Raton

A:  A condominium board president only has the powers which are vested in the bylaws, and typically the president is not vested with the power to veto a decision of the board. That being said, the board has the right to delegate powers to the president, so if the board properly passed a resolution delegating the president with the power to veto any decision of the board, then the president would have the authority to veto any decision the board. We recommend that you seek counsel from a qualified Florida Bar licensed attorney to review your bylaws and any resolutions that may have been properly passed. They can advise whether the president has the power to veto any decisions of the board.

Avi S. Tryson, Esq., is Partner of the law firm Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross, PLLC.  Visit our website at www.gadclaw.com, or to ask questions about your community issues for future columns, send your inquiry to: question@gadclaw.com. The information provided herein is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.  The publication of this article does not create an attorney-client relationship between the reader and Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross, PLLC, or any of our attorneys.  Readers should not act or refrain from acting based upon the information contained in this article without first contacting an attorney, if you have questions about any of the issues raised herein.  The hiring of an attorney is a decision that should not be based solely on advertisements or this column.