Governance HOA Legal

Can We Dissolve Our Association?

D.A. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a small homeowners association (HOA) where nobody wants to follow the rules, pay common fees, or even serve on the Board. It is a small cluster of homes where everyone just keeps to themselves and really couldn’t care that there is an HOA. There is a small parcel of land that is owned in common. It used to be a landscaped play area for…

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Board Condominium Financial Governance Neighbor Issues Rules Enforcement

Accused of Feeding Stray Cats

A.M. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I received a warning letter from condo management that they received a neighbor complaint that I was seen feeding stray cats which drew raccoons to my patio. This is simply not true! A cat comes and visits me but it is a unit owner’s pet and I let him in. I am pretty sure I know who the neighbors are that complained. Up to this point we…

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Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Noise Rules Enforcement

Stop Banging those Drums!

C.L. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a townhouse condo in Lower Fairfield County. My neighbor has a teen-aged son who recently took up playing drums. The noise is so loud in my condo that I can’t even hear myself think. I have called the property manager and complained but nothing has been done. What can I do? Mister Condo replies: C.L., noisy neighbors are a real problem in many condos,…

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Board Condominium Financial Governance Legal Property Management

Separate Attorneys for the Condo Association and the Management Company?

J.W. from New York writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a mid-sized condo (between 50 and 100 units) in NY. We are having issues with our management company. Numerous board members recently resigned. We have a big remediation project on the docket. Our annual meeting is next week. Should the attorney for the board be the same person who works for the management company or should we have our own? Thank you. Mister Condo…

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