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The purpose of the “Jalisco Condo Manual” and the “Jalisco Condo Law in English” was to fill a knowledge gap about the condo law in Jalisco. The goal is to help condos run more smoothly, and to follow the condo law.

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Boards Must Hold Open Meetings

In the “Jalisco Condo Manual,” I say that all board meetings must be open, and that owners must be allowed to come. So… where is this in the state condo law? If you’re looking for a specific article in the Condo Law that directly says this, you’ll be disappointed. It’s one of those things that…

Dealing With Employees & Independent Contractors

A condo often needs to hire people such as an Administrator, accountant, people to look after the common property (like gardeners or a pool maintenance contractor), and even security guards. There are two different ways a condo can hire someone to do work, and it’s important to clearly understand the differences: employee; or independent contractor…

The Jalisco Condo Law Before 1995 – REVISED

In the “Jalisco Condo Manual,” I say that that the book is based on the condo legislation passed in 1995, and that different rules applied before then. So what’s the situation for condos that were set up before 1995? This is a re-write of a recent article This is a re-write of the article I…

What Can Jalisco Learn From Quintana Roo?

A unique section of the condo law This is a short post about a unique piece of condo legislation from another state in Mexico that I think can serve as a model for Jalisco and all other states. Quintana Roo, like many states, has a separate condo law outside of its Civil Code (Jalisco’s is…

How to Handle a Blind-Side at an Assembly

There are some issues that are complex enough that you want to make sure they pass an assembly vote without needing changes at the assembly. These issues are just too complex to deal with at an assembly. Complex wording shouldn’t be thrashed out at an assembly For example, let’s say you need to change your…

Cutting-Off Water to a Delinquent Owner

Any condo that has delinquent owners is frustrated by this state of affairs, and is always looking for any pressure they can apply to get these people to pay. Rather than a municipal water supply, some condos have their own water supply (often in the form of a well). They don’t actually own this water…

Your Condo’s Fiscal Year

In my book, the “Jalisco Condo Manual,” I say that a condo’s fiscal year should run from April 1 to March 31. I get a lot of questions like, “Where does it say this in the condo law?” It’s Implicit Rather Than Explicit Those of you who’ve asked this are right! There’s nothing in the…

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