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Chateaux Lending Library

Chateaux Residents Lending Library

In the Chateaux clubhouse across from the laundry room, you will find bookcases filled with books and magazines that residents have left for other residents to enjoy.

Feel free to read and return books and magazines to our Residents Lending Library.

Emergency Water Shut Off Valve

Each unit has an outdoor water shutoff valve located on the building wall next to the patio on the opposite side of the exterior entrance door.

There is a small blue dot on the sidewalk that designates a shut off valve is on the condo wall across from this point  from the sidewalk dot.

View additional information on water, electrical, laundry, dumpster, and general indoor and outdoor Chateaux and Resident responsibilities in the maintenance sections of this site.

 

Chateaux du Lac documents

Chateaux du Lac residents may access Chateaux specific forms and documents by clicking the button below. Contact Chateaux management to ensure the form that you wish to review on this site, is the current and proper form currently approved and in use by the Chateaux du Lac Condominiums Association.

 

Chateaux Board of Directors and Management occasionally update Chateaux forms and documents and a newer form than the one displayed here may currently be in use.

The forms have been placed here for informational purposes.

NOTE:

I have been informed that there are changes in the Chateaux du Lac Condominiums Association By-Laws, Documents, and /or the Association's Rules and Regulations. We are working to provide those updated documents.

It will be noted here when we have completed the update process. Until then, contact Chateaux management for the most recent copy of these three documents. The remaining documents available on the next page remain current. 

April 2019

 See above NOTE  Click to view print documents

 

    What is a condominium?

 

A person buys a condominium unit (apartment) just as one would purchase a house. Some condominiums are apartment complexes which were converted to condominiums. Instead of paying rent each month, the resident buys the apartment, and agrees with all other condo owners to share maintenance expenses for everything outside the residential units.

 

Simply stated, each person owns and is responsible for everything in his respective apartment, from floor to ceiling and wall to wall. This includes all floor and wall coverings, appliances, furniture, and fixtures.

 

Each unit owner also has joint ownership of the "common areas". These areas include all of the land the condominium complex owns, as well as areas outside of an apartment. These areas include building exteriors, roofs, driveways, hallways, laundry room, clubhouse, pool, landscaping and grounds, etc.

 

Expenses for maintaining the common areas are paid by a monthly "assessment". This assessment, commonly referred to as a maintenance fee,  is defined yearly by the Board of Directors. Each unit owner pays according to the governing documents of the condominium.

 

When comparing fees from various condominiums, one needs to review what the resident receives for the monthly fee. The monthly fee may or may not include such utilities as water / trash pickup / cable TV, etc. These items may be included in the monthly maintenance fee, or billed directly to unit owners by the utility. The more utilities and amenities that are in the monthly fee -- the higher the fee.

 

Also included in the monthly fee are reserve monies. Reserves are accounts set up to pay for maintenance items that do not occur on a yearly basis. Examples of reserves include outside building painting, parking lot paving, roof replacement, etc. Florida law requires reserves for all such large items, unless the condo association members (unit owners) vote to not fund or only partially fund the reserves each year.

 

Condominiums in the State of Florida operate under Florida Condominium laws as Not-For-Profit corporations, and must abide by all laws governing such corporations.

 

While residents may volunteer to manage their condominium complex, any person receiving pay for managing a condo complex must be licensed by the State of Florida.

 

Common areas are governed by a Board of Directors (volunteers) normally comprised of and voted upon by unit owners.