Condo association owner/managers often exploit and milk their condo associations and HOA homeowners associations.
Allowing condo association owners or HOA members to serve as Managers – paid or unpaid – is a bad idea. It creates a potential conflict of interest situation that allows owners to grab control and run Associations like dictators.
The most successful Dictator Managers use state laws as weapons to remove anyone in their path, train their interest groups to help them and break Statutes (state laws) and Bylaws (Association Rules) when they find them inconvenient. Dictator condo owner managers and HOA owner managers threaten their neighbors to gain an unfair advantage.
Current condo association and HOA laws (or lack thereof) allow associations to be run by owner managers who give lip service to the laws while breaking them if convenient and/or profitable.