Right to Inspect Condo Employees’ Salaries and Benefits

B.B. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Do the unit owners of a condo village in Connecticut that pay the salaries of their employees through their common charges have the right to know what the salaries and benefits of those employees are? We do not have a management company. We have our own manager … Continue reading Right to Inspect Condo Employees’ Salaries and Benefits

Right to Inspect Association Employee Salaries

L.M. from Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, In Florida, can unit owners inspect individual salaries of the 6 association employees? Mister Condo replies: L.M., in so much as salaries and payroll records are association records, it would follow that as a unit owner within the association, you and your fellow unit owners should be able … Continue reading Right to Inspect Association Employee Salaries

Condo Owner Seeks Association Employee Salary Info

D.U. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Can a condo owner demand or file freedom of information form to see how much the maintenance people are paid, that work for the management company? Their salaries are set by the condo association in their budget. I know they are paid well and receiving hefty bonus payments … Continue reading Condo Owner Seeks Association Employee Salary Info

Role of the HOA Board versus the Property Management Company

E.P. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Grateful to discover this resource! Looking for material that outlines the role of management versus the role of the HOA board. As president, I’m raising it as a priority for this year to seek balance, lessen frustration and increase communication between the two. We have a … Continue reading Role of the HOA Board versus the Property Management Company

More Condo Financial Transparency Sought

A.H. from Pennsylvania writes: Dear Mister Condo, I belong to a Condominium complex in Pennsylvania (approx. 426 units) and according to the By-Laws we are to receive copies of the audited financial statements – which are useless because the auditor cites in the report that the Board basically has decided to release selective information in … Continue reading More Condo Financial Transparency Sought

Can a Homeowner Request Association Employee’s Salary?

D.B. from Massachusetts writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am the Property Manager of a self-managed property in Massachusetts. We have financials available at every monthly Board meeting, and at our Annual Meeting. Salaries are line items, i.e. Maintenance, Administration, etc. My question is, can a homeowner specifically request the salary of any staff member on … Continue reading Can a Homeowner Request Association Employee’s Salary?

Reduced Common Fees After A Fire?

J.S. from Pennsylvania writes: Dear Mister Condo, On October 5, 2012 in Wyncote, Pennsylvania the condo building where I was an owner and resident for the past 12 years had a 4 alarm fire and the building was condemned and deemed uninhabitable by the township. Luckily, I had homeowners insurance which covered the contents. The … Continue reading Reduced Common Fees After A Fire?