N.P. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am in a large condo association that was in litigation with the developer when I purchased many years ago. We were never told of the litigation, and strangely enough had no problem getting our mortgage, which was not the case with many potential buyers from … Continue reading Condo Developer Transition Litigation Nightmare
S.C. from Litchfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our Board does nothing. No communication, they don’t respond to our questions very well, they are not transparent when they communicate among each other (which is not too often) and my biggest beef, they refuse to fix our crumbling infrastructure (roads, outside siding, fascia boards, etc.). It’s … Continue reading Condo Developer Transition Turmoil
R.D. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hi! I purchased a building and developed 3 condo apartments and sold them between 2006 and 2008. I was the original member of the condo association as we were selling them. Then the 3 owners took over the association and never filed the 1120H from 2009 … Continue reading Condo Developer Transition Complete; Or Is It?
A.L. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I have just been appointed to the Condo board. We are to the point now that the sponsors have relinquished their board seats and basically left a mess. We still have their management company and lawyer. What should we do as a first step in these … Continue reading Condo Board Facing Developer Transition Mess
P.A. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I recently had a new home built in an over 55 condo community that currently has 28 free standing homes completed out of a potential 60 units. Since we are in the development phase, we are seeking advice as to how the governance should be structured. … Continue reading Developer Transition Queries in New Haven HOA
J.T. from New York City writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live and serve on a board that recently took over sponsor-control of a 3-year old 67- resident condominium. Our bylaws state that we have a live-in super. NYC indicates multi-dwelling residents have a live-in super or one that lives within 200 feet of the building. … Continue reading NYC Condo Facing Developer Transition Woes
P.Z. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, During window and door replacement in my condo, built in 1988, it was discovered that there was about 18″ of insulation missing from the walls directly above the windows. It was corrected during the install of the windows. Is the association responsible to compensate me for the … Continue reading Responsibility for Condo Construction Defect 30 Years After Developer Control
R.G. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, What happens if too few owners run for a board at its initial creation/takeover from the developer? I have tried searching, briefly, online and in the declarations for an answer to this question, without success. If there is governing law can you give me the citation? I … Continue reading No Volunteers for Board to Take Over Condo from Developer!
L.J. from New London County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our condo association was recently transferred from declarant control to owner control from the developer. There will be a total of 13 units WHEN completed. There are presently 8 units sold and the developer holds rights to 5 units (lots). These are individual unattached homes on … Continue reading Condo Developer Refuses to Pay Common Fees After Relinquishing Declarant Control
R.M. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I ‘m the president of the Board of a newly developed condominium association. Can we replace the property manager that was hired by the developer? 76% of units are sold; we have two homeowners on the board. I’m not happy with her performance although I will say … Continue reading Replacing a Condo Property Manager During Developer Control