Each person has a different profile and lifestyle, and this means that many of them have at least curious habits. And it is exactly in those moments that knowing and enforcing the rights and duties of the tenant in a building is crucial.
Without previously registered rules and guidelines, the possibility of disagreements and a lot of headaches for residents is great, isn’t it?
For this reason, we have gathered in this post the main information that every condo owner needs to master. Check out!
Have information about the rights and duties of the condominium owner
One of the most important rights of tenants is access to information such as Internal Regulations, Condominium Conventions, notice boards, etc.
Therefore, if such information is not passed on to the resident as soon as he moves into the building, it can be requested from the responsible administration or the liquidator.
Buildings with a higher number of dwellings have already modernized a good part of their processes, and such documents are available on the condominium’s websites, for example.
Be up to date with the payment of condominium fees
Starting with the duties of the tenants, the regularity of payment of condominium fees – whether the monthly fee or those characterized as extras, for reforms and special acquisitions – is also very important.
At this point, it is worth remembering that they are the responsibility of the apartment owner. That is, except in rental contracts where the inclusion of payment on account of the tenant is clearly indicated, it is the owner of the property who must keep them up to date.
Make the correct use of parking spaces
The use of parking spaces also often generates disagreements among residents.
Some stop outside their spaces, travel at high speed inside the building’s premises or place objects that should not be stored in the garage, such as furniture and rubbish, in their vacant spaces.
It is necessary to assess at the Condominium Convention what are the rules for using the garage and fully comply with them. Damage and damage to the property of other tenants can generate legal challenges, in addition to creating a heavy climate among the residents of the building.
Participate in condominium decisions and events
Another right and duty of the tenants is to participate in the decisions made at general assemblies and commemorative events, such as the end of the year and children’s day parties.
When assisting in the decisions of the condominium, the resident will be aware of all the changes, problems faced by the administration and what solutions are being given to such issues.
At parties, it is possible to create friendships and partnerships with other residents, making social relationships more pleasant and productive.
Enforce your rules and rights
If a condominium member is not agreeing with the liquidator’s decisions and administration, he/she can call a special meeting with the support of 1/4 (a quarter) of the residents.
In such cases, it is possible to propose improvements in current conducts or suggest new projects for the building.
If the situation and conduct is very bad, half of the tenants plus 1 (that is, the absolute majority) can remove the liquidator in office.
Follow the rules for change and reform
Renovations can be noisy, change the building’s routine and even cause damage to other apartments. In fact, they are the right of every resident, but it is necessary to follow the rules of the condominium so as not to harm other residents.
Thus, it is necessary to assess whether there are restrictions on the days when they can be carried out. Sunday is usually a day that needs to be respected.
Another important point is the schedules on the other days, which need to be in accordance with what the internal regulations apply. Drill noises, breaking floors and hammering too soon or too late can bother the whole neighborhood.
Respect the opening hours of the social area
The social areas include a swimming pool, courts, gardens, playgrounds, ballrooms and social gatherings, that is, of course, they are environments that produce sounds.
However, in addition to complying with the law of silence outside traditional hours of use, it is also very important that other rules of the bylaws are followed, such as:
- care with the furniture and structure of the places;
- good conduct and respect for residents and visitors who are passing through the place;
- the volume of music consistent with the timing of the parties, etc.
These areas also have rules that need to be followed, such as the maximum number of guests at parties and the prohibition of drinking alcoholic beverages near the pool.
All of these rules are intended to ensure that everyone’s rights of use are preserved, but if a condominium member violates any of them, it can lead to problems and damage to property.
Excessive guests in a ballroom, for example, can lead to accidents that break furniture or damage the hydraulic functioning of bathrooms.
It is also necessary to consider that, in some cases, the condominium may end up responding in court for any damage or accident that has occurred within its premises.
Comply with the law of silence
The Law of Silence, in fact, goes beyond the condominium convention, that is, it is a general rule for the municipality. It contains the maximum limits of fines, times to be met and punishments.
In turn, the internal regulations of the condominium should guide what their rules are within such possibilities, because, as a rule, the most common is to respect the interval between 8 am and 10 pm, but there are no impediments on the control of excessive volume in these schedules.
Know what the building’s specific issues are
The rights and duties of the tenant also include other equally complex matters, such as the possibility of having pets in the apartments or not.
That is, they are specific situations for each building and need to be carefully studied. It is even worth a consultation before moving, isn’t it? But above all, common sense should also be used at all times.
It is also important to reinforce that non-compliance with the rights and duties of the condominium owner can generate fines and punishments provided for by law and in the condominium agreement. So, to avoid new expenses, the ideal is to know what the rules are and follow them to the letter.
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