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Condo Experiences Third Special Assessment in Three Years

R.F. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am a member of the Board of Directors for my association for 6 years. There are 135 homeowners in 32 buildings plus a clubhouse. The buildings’ ages are from 30-36 years built with exterior wood clapboard. The repair, prep, material and painting are on a 12-year cycle. This is the 3rd year for a “special assessment”. There is a conflict as to the definition of…

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Condo Owner Altercation with Property Manager Leads to Arrest

K.H. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, An owner has filed a temporary restraint order on our resident manager and tried twice to have him arrested and finally succeeded. The manager can’t do his job without the possibly of being close. He will likely not be allowed within 100 feet of our building where the unit owner resides. In the meantime, the building is unprotected while the manager is in jail. I am not…

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Condo Contractor Makes a Mess of Unit Owner’s Siding

D.S. from Middlesex County writes: Dear Mister Condo, We had work done on a cement slab attached to the front door cement porch. First off, we asked that we be notified when the work was being done and we were not. The workers damaged our siding, and the cement slab poured was stuck to the siding. No drip edge was put in and on the outer side, the siding was bent. Our Board insists everything…

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Incommunicative Condo Manager Upsetting Unit Owner

R.S. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am extremely unhappy with our property manager. He is unreliable, often ignores e-mails and phone calls and needs to be hounded to get anything done. This week my tenant notified me that there was water from melting snow leaking into the condo. The property manager did send someone out, however, they didn’t complete the job and were to have come back the next day. The…

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