Do Condo Owners Have Rights?

Jan 09 2020

Condominium LawyersYes. Condo owners have important legal rights and those rights must be respected by the condominium association.  Here, our Chicago condo lawyers provide an overview of the most important things you need to know about condo owner rights in Illinois.

An Overview of Condo Owner Rights in Illinois

As explained by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), every condo unit owner in the state automatically becomes a member of their community’s owner’s association. In doing so, they are granted legal rights, including:

  1. The right to access condominium documents, including declarations, bylaws, rules and regulations, minutes of meetings, and insurance coverage;
  2. The right to protection under certain state and federal anti-discrimination statutes;
  3. The right to attend most board meetings, except when closed meetings are called for sensitive matters; and
  4. The right to reasonable advance notice for board meetings.

When a condo owner’s rights are violated, they may be entitled to legal remedies. In some cases, financial damages may even be available. Of course, condo owners also have legal responsibilities. For example, they have a duty to pay their assessments on time. If you have any specific questions about condo law or condo owners’ rights, contact an experienced professional for guidance. 

Speak to Our Illinois Condo Law Attorneys Today

At Keough & Moody, P.C., we are a full service law firm representing condo associations, townhome associations, and homeowners’ associations.  To request a confidential consultation, contact our legal team today.  We have offices in Chicago, Naperville and Tinley Park and serve clients throughout Illinois.

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