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Real estate Q&A: Can condo board bar me from using attic?

Q: I live in a two-story condo on the second floor. I have access through a trap door in the ceiling of my unit to the attic. I placed a small deck of plywood and use the space in the attic to store holiday decorations. The fire marshal said it was OK to use the area for noncombustible items. Our board members now say we cannot store anything over our units and they have the authority to insist we remove them no matter what the fire marshal says. I have lived here for years, and the use of our attics was never an issue. Could you please advise me? – Jeanne