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Question: I own my townhouse . I live in a self governed CO-OP . We vote to elect our own board We have a Management Co that we employ and pay . We have a new President on our board . I've lived here 9 yrs . This individual has lived here 2yrs . He wants to inspect every ones Home once a year now . This has never been done before and isn't in our bylaws . Is this legal ? I don't want him in my home . Can he just make up new rules without a vote from the other owners ?

Answer: Every housing cooperative is, as you note, governed by its own set of rules, including its bylaws. Arizona’s condominium rules do not apply to co-ops, as co-ops and condominiums are owned and organized very differently. In order to know whether or not a specific co-op’s board member is acting appropriately, an expert would need to review the co-op’s bylaws as well as board member’s actions (or threatened actions), so you may wish to seek the advice of an attorney who specializes in housing cooperatives.

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  • I own my townhouse . I live in a self governed CO-OP . We vote to elect our own board We have a Management Co that we employ and pay . We have a new President on our board . I've lived here 9 yrs . This individual has lived here 2yrs . He wants to inspect every ones Home once a year now . This has never been done before and isn't in our bylaws . Is this legal ? I don't want him in my home . Can he just make up new rules without a vote from the other owners ?

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