I hv purchased an apt in a Residential Apartment owners Association in GOA. The Association has been registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860. I have the following queries.
1.. Is it compulsary to become an Association member.. or is it the owners choice to be a member or not.
2.. If an owner decides not to become a member but is ready to pay the monthly maintainence charges, can the association accept these maintainence charges.
3.. Does the owner require permission from the Association Committee to rent out or lease his apartment to run a guesthouse. Can the Association take an objection against renting or leasing the apt.
4..In case the apt is leased out or run as a guesthouse, can the committee demand an indemnity bond from the apt owner, demand to see Govt permissions or guest identification etc.
5.. Is the owner a joint owner of the common areas in the association like open terraces, pool , garden etc.. and if the apt is rented out, run as a guesthouse, can the Association object to the tenants / guest house guest using these facilities.
6..If any Apartment matters have to go the legal way, are these cases to be taken to the normal Civil Court or Society courts.