Board Communications Condominium Governance

No Annual Meeting

N.M. from Litchfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a small condo community in Northwestern Connecticut. It is a newer property and it is quite lovely. I stumbled across your website while I was looking up information on how common fees are determined and read about Annual Meetings of homeowners. As far as I know, there has never been an Annual Meeting here. If there is, no one has told me about it.…

Continue reading

Assessments Board Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Volunteer

No Longer Wants to Be President

J.B. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I have been serving as Board President for the past seven years at my condo. We have 70 units here and some of the residents have become quite belligerent towards me and my wife for decisions the Board has had to make regarding levying a special assessment for much needed property repairs. While I originally enjoyed serving my community, the lack of decency from fellow residents has…

Continue reading

Buying Common Fees Condominium Financial

Developer Waives Condo Fees as an Incentive to Purchase

I.T. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hello! I just moved into a new condo. I pay $500 in monthly common fees. Originally, the common fees were supposed to be 25cents per square meter. Before I signed the purchase agreement, the developer raised it to 35 cents per square meter. Today, I met with a neighbor who told me that he was told by the developer / contractor that he will be exempted to…

Continue reading

Condominium Construction Defects Legal

Structural Damage in the Windy City

B.G. from Chicago writes: Dear Mister Condo, Can a condo association sue the developer for structural damage found 14 years after conversion? Mister Condo replies: Greetings from Connecticut, B.G.! It’s nice to hear from friends in the Windy City. I wish it were under better circumstances. In the litigious world in which we live, it would appear that any entity can sue another entity at any time for just about anything. So the short answer…

Continue reading