I live in a condo association managed by Property Specialists. It is stunning that a company in the property management business can't get repairs to our building completed in 11 months. There negligence and incompetence has led to the deterioration of our buildings and grounds. In this particular instance (one of many issues) we're talking about an 8-unit building with a roof leak that damaged one unit. Because of their failure to act, the building developed a mold problem requiring extensive mold remediation on 2 separated occasions. Almost all of the second story had to be gutted and all the insulation, trimwork and carpeting was contaminated and had to be removed. This is all Common Elements so it is going to cost our unit owners plenty! The leak occurred and was reported on Feb 18, 2014 yet as of this writing on Jan 13, 2015 my unit is still unlivable. They only just applied for the roof repair permit in September - 7 months after the leak! I still had water coming in through the roof in July! They didn't get the insulation and drywall permit till almost December. The contractor they hired did such shoddy work it hasn't even passed village inspection. When I pointed that out the guy walked away from the job and hasn't come back. You wouldn't believe the Bozo's they sent out in the first place - lying about their qualifications and experience and refusing to get permits. When I asked for proof of mold remediation quals they disappeared and never came back. PSI won't return calls, won't answer emails and hides behind a switchboard. This is how PSI works. They try to bully unit owners into submission. I can't live in my unit and I can't sell it in its current condition. At one of our other units, a retaining wall holding up the building was declared unsound by a structural engineer in 2013, yet nothing has been done to repair it or stabilize the building. It's the perfect storm of an incompetent, lazy board and a negligent property manager. If you own a condo, or know someone who does, this could happen to you/them until the state enforces the Illinois Condominium Act and provides a method of dispute resolution - otherwise every unit owner is on their own. Our association has a quarter million dollars sitting in one account in one bank. FDIC insurance only covers 100k, so we could loose 150k because they're too lazy to do the paperwork! PSI has unethical relationships with preferred contractors and no-bid practices - that they profit from but don't tell you that. This is why we need the Condominium ombudsman bill to pass in our state legislature. It was recently introduced by Representative Nekritz of Northbrook. Please contact your legislator and tell them to pass this law. One recourse is to report your negligent/incompetent property manager to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation which now oversees their licensing. And if you have Property Specialists as your management company fire them and hire ANYONE else.