Condominium Governance Legal

Required Operating Agreement for a Condo?

T. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a condo with less than 10 units. Are all condo associations required to have an operating agreement even if there is no management company? Mister Condo replies: T., all condo associations have a Declaration which outlines how the association is to be governed or operated. As an owner, you should have been provided this documentation as part of your real estate closing transaction…

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Buying Condominium Damage Property Management

Damaged Wood, Damaged Relations…

C.T. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I purchased my condo last year. Before I signed the sales and purchase agreement, I insisted that some damage to the rear deck of the unit that was noted during a home inspection be repaired. I was assured by the realtor, who is also the condominium’s property manager, that the wood rot would be replaced before I took possession of the unit. Needless to say, a…

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Board Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Rules Enforcement

Cross-Dressing in the Condo Lobby!

B.F. from Boston writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a very nice and upscale condo building along the beautiful Boston waterfront. As you can imagine, this highly desirable real estate does not come cheaply. For the past six months, one of the male residents of the building has been putting himself on display by wearing woman’s clothing and spending hours and hours in the condo lobby. I don’t know why he is doing this…

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Condominium Governance Pets Rules Enforcement

Condo Rules about Comfort Animals

D.L. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, My condo has a rule prohibiting pets. The only exception is a service animal such as a Seeing Eye dog. My doctor recommended that to help control my stress, I should consider getting a furry friend. Is a “comfort” dog treated as a service dog under CT state law? Mister Condo replies: D.L., I hope this answer does not cause you any extra stress. Without proof that…

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