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Subject: Complete re-write of the By-Laws
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05/11/2006 10:06 AM  
Hello everyone. The condominuim that I live in is located in Montgomery Maryland, and is about to undertake the mammoth task of completing re-writing our By-laws.

The reason for the need to re-write the By-Laws is due the fact that my community is one of the first in Montgomery County, and there seems to be contradictions between our by-laws, Maryland Homeowners Act, and other miscellaneous regulations that were enacted after the By-laws were written.

What I'm looking for, is a little guidance here, Has anyone recently had to re-write their By-Laws? Also, any Dos, Don'ts, helpful hints, or books on the subject, would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your help
Elyse Gussow


05/11/2006 10:13 AM  
When you say 're-write' I immediate question if there are existing bylaws? I think we need to know this.


05/11/2006 11:46 AM  
Yes Elyse, I have done a complete amendment (re-write) of By-laws and Declaration of CC&Rs. This is needed when there are so many changes required and it is better to clean-up with an entire re-write.

For the By-laws either have a person highly qualified do it or if members of the association volunteer to do it then form a By-laws Committee. You can research By-laws examples by doing a google search. Often it is best to start with the current By-laws and modify as necessary. After the committee has created a final draft provide it to the Owners for their input before bringing it to the members for a vote.

Good luck,
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