Join Date: Apr 2002
Sportbike: 2002 Turbo Hayabusa
Years Riding: Lost Track
How you found us: Tony
There is at least a fair chance the Board is under-staffed or has problems keeping a full Board. In any case, it's not up to the seller if you fill their position by appointment, it's up to the Board and the By-Laws of the Association.
Get a copy of the Declaration of Condominium and By-Laws, get several years worth of budget reports, check their cash reserves and what the reserves are allocated for, find out their record for special assessments, see if they have been involved in any legal proceedings, and check out the Illinois Condominium Act.
Condo Boards are given a lot of flexibility in setting up their rules, but Boards also often get away with overextending their authority.
In spite of people dragging their political baggage into this thread, it is a fact that their is good and bad in buying into an Association, and that is often reason enough to be actively involved in your Board.
Feel free to ask if you have any questions.