Converting a building to condominiums is a complex process which will likely require an attorney, an architect, and an engineer or land surveyor. It requires the filing of numerous documents with local zoning boards and may require additional legal steps where compliance with the zoning or housing laws has not been met (something that often happens with older conversions). We are prepared to help you in your condominium conversion and can help in:
- Drafting a Master Deed
- Drafting a Declaration of Trust
- Drafting Condominium Bylaws
- Preparing Unit Deeds and 6D Certificates
- Recording the Master Deed Floor Plans at the Registry of Deeds
- Drafting Rules and Regulations for the Condos
Condominium Collections and Litigation
Massachusetts condominium law grants condominium associations a great deal of power in collecting association fees and assessments. However, enforcing these rights may require strict adherence to statutory law. Our condominium attorneys understand the laws and can properly leverage the laws to give the association the best chance to collect.
In some cases, condominium associations are unable to properly function, and whether you are a trustee of the condominium association or a unit owner, you want your rights to be protected to the full extent of the law. Additionally, you want to make sure your property, in most cases the most expensive asset a person owns, retains its value. When issues occur that affect the condominium as a whole or a specific unit, you will want to consult with an attorney to make certain of your rights.
We can also assist you in selling the individual condo units once the conversion is successful.