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Answered 2009-11-02 23:21:32

Usually just the person that owns the condo.

Review your governing documents to understand the qualifications for board membership in your particular community.

No two states establish the same requirements; as well condominium governing documents will vary wildly on this point.

During the declarant control period, when the project is new and the developer/ builder is still selling units, the declarant may have special rights of board appointment.

Reasonably, however, in established condominium communities, being an owner is generally a requirement. In many communities, being a resident is usually preferable, although it may not be required.
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