What Right to Raise Issues Does a Non-Unit Owner Have at a Condo Board Meeting?

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R.B. from New Haven County writes:

Dear Mister Condo,

Can a non-Unit Owner resident raise issues at an Executive Committee meeting?

Mister Condo replies:

R.B., from a very technical standpoint, without a power of attorney from the owner of the unit where the non-owner resides or a request from the Board to speak at the meeting, the non-unit owner has no right to attend or address any meeting of the Board. That being said, from a practical standpoint, if the resident is raising an issue of concern for the community association (safety, crime, damage to a unit or common area) it may be in the Board’s best interest to allow the non-unit owner to speak. However, if possible, one of the Board members should speak with the person ahead of time to see what their issue is and see if it is in the community’s best interest to hear about it. If the person is just going to complain about an issue that should be discussed by the unit owner and the Board versus the tenant of the unit owner. All the best!

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