New York Condo Owner Gets $1,000 Fine from Their Condo Association

When Apartments Become Hotels: Fined for Using Airbnb

From the New York Times, August 30, 2014

I own a unit in a condominium. Last year, while I was on a road trip, I rented out my apartment on Airbnb.com. After I returned, the condo board levied a $1,000 fine against me. No call, no email, just $1,000 added to my monthly maintenance bill. The management company told me that, according to the bylaws, it was against the rules to rent out my apartment for less than 30 days. Shouldn’t management provide some sort of proof — like the dates involved? And, can it assess such a large fine without warning?