How to Enforce a Condo Rule Violation

E.P. from outside of Connecticut writes:

Dear Mister Condo,

How do I write a letter to a resident about removing commercial vehicles off the condominium grounds? Commercial vehicles are not allowed on property and is indicated in Docs.

Mister Condo replies:

E.P., enforcing the association’s rules about commercial vehicle parking is a simple enough task. It is no different than enforcing any other rule of the association. Typically, a letter is sent to the unit owner describing the complaint against the unit owner and the subsequent rule of the association that was broken. The unit owner is usually summoned to appear before the Board and explain why they broke the rule or deny they broke the rule. Then the Board takes action as outlined in the documents. That is usually a fine for breaking the rule and instructions to the unit owner to please not break the rule again. Alternatively, if it is a first offense, the Board may choose to simply issue a warning. Hope that help. Good luck!

One thought on “How to Enforce a Condo Rule Violation

  1. Include a photo of the offending vehicle in the warning letter. The photo shuts down any argument that the violation didn’t happen. Starting with a warning (as opposed to towin or fining) will avoid unnecesariy escalating emotions.

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