Board Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Noise Rules Enforcement

Bouncing Ball Blues for Condo Owner and Cat

C.L. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I have a neighbor who often bounces a ball in the hallways late at night at my condo. The noise drives me and my cat crazy. What can I do? Mister Condo replies: C.L., unwanted noise in a condo common area is really unbearable for most residents. When neighbors behave in loud and unruly ways, the entire community suffers. In this case, you and your cat are…

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Condominium FHA Mortgage Selling

FHA Worries in New Jersey

G.C. from New Jersey writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in NJ and own a condo. I need help. The condo association attorney has been giving me the run around on the FHA recertification. It’s been almost a year now since he states he did the paper work and he has been paid for the job already. No one on the board seems to care since they aren’t trying to refinance or sell their units.…

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Condominium Governance Legal

Public Offering Statement versus Declaration – Which Rules?

W.C. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, The builder of our condominium published both a Public Offering Statement and a Declaration. The Builder transferred control to an owner board in March of 2003. These two documents have very similar text but there are differences. Which document controls our operation today? If they both are still relevant which controls in case of differences? Mister Condo replies: W.C., that is an excellent question! My instinct…

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Board Condominium Financial Governance Rules Enforcement

Accused of Not Stopping!

Stopper from Litchfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I received two letters in the mail, each stating that I did not stop for a stop sign.  They had a description of my car, my plate number, and my gender.  They have the dates and times that these offenses allegedly happened. I have never gone through a stop sign.  We have video cameras throughout the entire complex.  Is it possible I can make them pull the…

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