Board Communications Condominium Governance Voting

Proxy Moxie!

R.S. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Is a proxy form required to be included in materials sent providing information on those seeking election to an association board? Mister Condo replies: Answer R.S., that’s a loaded question. Here’s a fairly simple answer. Proxy forms need to be readily available to all unit owners prior to the Annual Meeting, where the important business of electing officers and adoption of the Annual Budget will occur. Voting…

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Board Buying Communications Condominium FHA Financial Governance Mortgage Selling

Due Process and FHA Recertification

M.B. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our condo’s FHA certification has expired. I asked the Board President about our recertification. He stated to me that he and the Vice President decided the Board did not want to seek FHA recertification because “people that are FHA are the ones that don’t pay their condo fees on time”. I stated to him that I have a FHA mortgage and he said “you are the exception”.…

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Board Communications Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Parking Property Management

Nowhere to Park!

H.F. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a high rise condominium where parking is a nightmare. Each unit has an assigned parking space and there are maybe 50 parking spaces reserved for Visitors. The problem is that there are more than 100 condos here and many folks have two, even three vehicles. Visitor parking is always full but not with visitors. It is usually the second or third car owned by…

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Assessments Buying Condominium Construction Defects Financial Legal

Developer Went Bankrupt! Who Pays?

F.S. from Tolland County writes: Dear Mister Condo, The original developer of our new condominium community has gone bankrupt before completing all of the work that was to be done to create the common elements of our community. A new developer has taken over the project and is continuing the work but looking for the current unit owners to pay for the newly constructed common elements. Shouldn’t the new developer be shouldering these costs or…

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