Condominium associations are governed by: (1) State Law, (2) the documents creating the condominium, usually the Declaration of Condominium, and (3) the Bylaws of the Condominium Association. Often, a condominium association will hire a property management company to manage the day-to-day operations such as collecting assessments, paying routine bills, handling calls from unit owners, etc. The property management company will usually enter into a contract that outlines the duties and obligations of each party. That contract should contain terms including the length of the contract and methods of ending the contract early. As with any contract, there are other remedies based in contract law. For example, if the management company is not living up to their obligations in the contract, they may have "materially breached" the contract in a way that would allow the the association to terminate the contract due to that breach. Usually, a property management company will agree to terminate a contract where the arrangement is not working out. Of course, it is the association, not the property owners, who makes the decision to enter into a contract or what steps should be taken in the course of business. The Bylaws of the Association usually outline the structure of the governing body. This is usually a Board of Directors with several officers. The number of board members and how they are elected will be established by the bylaws. Often, the board will elect or appoint officers of the association such as a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. It will usually be up to the Board to make decisions regarding the hiring and firing of a property management. However, it is not unusual for a board to delegate such powers to the President of the Association.
It depends upon the circumstances in which the leak came about, and also upon your individual insurance policy. Insurance policies are contracts, and these contracts state very specifically what is covered and what is not covered. Read the "named perils" section to see what is specifically covered. Read the "exclusions" section to see what is not covered. Please note that under most policies you are obligated to mitigate your damages or coverage may be denied. For instance, if the leak in your roof is causing water damage inside the condominium, you are obligated to do something about it to prevent further damage inside the condo. If after reading your policy you are still uncertain about coverage, you should contact your insurance agent.
Unless your HOA has specific rules about this, you may not have any recourse in the matter. It then becomes a one on one matter between you and the neighbor. Guaranteed, the neighbor will not back down about where his/her dish is sitting, so your next action would involve a lawyer. Begin things by checking your HOA architectural guidelines. The issue may be addressed there, or you may be able to build a case based on what is there.
Yes, if the rules and regulations prohibit the installation of satellite dishes.
Check your governing documents, which will specify your board's power to mandate unit access parameters. As well, check the NC state law governing condominiums to see how this topic is covered in state law.