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Ask Curbed: Condo Board Purchasing Power?

In this edition of Ask Curbed, we delve into the world of condo boards. A reader asks:

If a condo board decides it wants to purchase a unit from the sponsor (not a right of first refusal case) on behalf of the building, must all the unit owners be assessed their proportiate share? Even if a majority (55%) votes for this, could individual unit owners opt out of the purchase if they choose? Or are they compelled to pay a large assessment against their will just because the board might think this is a good idea?
'Tis the season for sharing. Let's hear what you think.