Ask Experts Questions for FREE Help !
Ask
    foreverromantic's Avatar
    foreverromantic Posts: 176, Reputation: 1
    Junior Member
     
    #1

    Sep 25, 2016, 09:00 AM
    Condo question
    My condo is approximately 80% Cuban. When they put notices on the Bulletin Board in the Lobby, shouldn't they be in both English AND Spanish.
    There are many people still in the building who don't read the Spanish language and the Board SHOULD NOT ASSUME THAT EVERY UNIT OWNER DOES !
    Please advise.
    Thanks
    ScottGem's Avatar
    ScottGem Posts: 64,970, Reputation: 6056
    Computer Expert and Renaissance Man
     
    #2

    Sep 25, 2016, 09:11 AM
    "shouldn't they" is very subjective. Are you asking if they are legally required to or morally/ethically required to? From a legal standpoint that would be up to local laws. There would have to be a statute requiring it and I doubt if one exists. There may be statutes requiring government agencies to provide notices in multiple languages, but not a private entity. So the next question is whether the condo associations by laws require it. For that you need to read the bylaws to see if that is required.

    From a moral/ethical standpoint I disagree. While I support any ethnic group preserving their culture, they CHOSE to emigrate to the US. By making that choice I believe they are obligated to, at least partially, assimilate into the cultural and that means learning the language. There is also another point. To require the HOA to go through the expense of producing notices in 2 languages could mean that HOA dues would need to increase. So is it fair to charge everyone extra for this?

    If you feel strongly enough about this issue go to the condo board and propose and amendment to the by-laws, assuming its not already there, to require dual languages notices.

Not your question? Ask your question View similar questions

 

Question Tools Search this Question
Search this Question:

Advanced Search

Add your answer here.


Check out some similar questions!

I live on the top floor condo of a 3 floor condo building. [ 6 Answers ]

My neighbor below me says that when I take a bath, water leaks through her exhaust fan onto the floor. This only happens when I take a bath, not when I take a shower every morning. I tried letting out a little water at a time which seems to help, but not always. I asked my condo assn. mgnt. And...

New Condo! [ 6 Answers ]

Our family found THE PERFECT condo in our area. It's in our price range and everything! I am so excited! But how do I get my parents to place a bid FAST?

HOA question for condo complex with no HOA setup [ 6 Answers ]

I own a condo in a 4 unit condo complex. The front 4 units are exactly the same. We have two sets of CC&R's in place. The CC&R's reference an HOA name for each complex but states that it is not active. It states that the homeowners are responsible for their own maintenance on their home and the...

Condo Parking [ 2 Answers ]

I have lived in a condo for 14 year with 2 cars. When we were screened; we were told to park in the designed parking space that went with the condo (1) and the other car to be parked in guest parking. The condominium now says "no resident can park in guest parking. They took guest parking places...

Fellow condo owner not paying condo or any fees [ 4 Answers ]

Hi all.. Hey, have a situation here with 3 condominiums, 2 pay all bills on time the other is about 5 months behind on all bills. This is rough as he has finally fallen behind enough to have tapped out the reserves and next month we (the other 2 condo owners) will finally have to start dipping...


View more questions Search