Board Condominium Damage Neighbor Issues Noise Property Management

No Love for Love-Making Condo Neighbors

B.B. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I own my condo 34 years now. Renters sharing a bedroom wall have sex off and on, all night, EVERY night. My doctors say it is an addiction. My help is near at a critical stage as the anxiety and lack of sleep is causing me some serious problems. The condo is 44 years and has floor problems which the association and management company won’t acknowledge. I…

Continue reading

Board Condominium Crime Legal Pets

Condo Trespassing by Non-Unit Owners is a Cause for Concern

C.F. from Hartford County, Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a small condo complex. We have a nice park like setting. Unfortunately, that brings in non-residents to walk their dogs, or jog. The front entrance to our complex has a sign posted Private Property No Soliciting. In the past I have had to speak to people coming onto the property to walk their dogs and who let them relieve themselves on our property.…

Continue reading

Board Condominium Governance HOA Volunteer Voting

Unelected Spouse of HOA Board Member Acting Like a Board Member

J.B. from Tennessee writes: Dear Mister Condo, If the spouse of a home-owning resident is not on the title of a condo, do they have any rights to vote, influence community decisions separate from the spouse at Board meetings, or hold office if a requirement is to be a homeowner? Mister Condo replies: J.B., typically not but your governing documents will answer the question more thoroughly. Owners of record are shareholders in the corporation that…

Continue reading

Condominium Governance Legal Neighbor Issues

Condo Unit Owners Want to Add Private Decks on Commonly Owned Lands

B.M. from Massachusetts writes: Dear Mister Condo, We are a 4-unit condo association where 2 owners want to take commonly owned outside land for private decks. How is the outside land valued in terms of the monthly HOA fees? Is there a standard used, i.e. value it at 50% interior space? Mister Condo replies: B.M., unless the governing documents prevent the unit owners from doing so, they may be free to install decks on the…

Continue reading