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Overall, this is probably not a good idea.

Read your governing documents to determine whether or not this practice is allowed. (It is generally forbidden if the owner is also a board member.)

Next, think through the process and determine whether or not the homeowner will be able to survive the differences of opinion that will arise in the course of performing these duties.

(To the homeowner: Remember, you live with these people.)

The role of a knowledgeable property manager includes not only following the governing documents for the community, but following the state law that governs condominiums. This position is a heavy-weight, professional role.

A property manager can advise the board about matters and processes based on local experience, which is critical to a board in three basic areas:

  • Business and finance
  • Governance
  • Community

A homeowner without the requisite expertise and experience may also face personal liability if matters become contentious.

In the link, below, you can read more about the role of a property manager and how to choose one.

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Simple answer to question: Yes, it is not uncommon for a condominium to have a resident manager.

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