Board Condominium Construction Defects Damage Financial Governance Insurance

When Condos Attack! Falling Masonry is a Hazard!

G.S. from Middlesex County writes: Dear Mister Condo, My condo association provided external repairs to the brickwork and balcony throughout my condo 16 months ago. Shortly after the repairs, chunks of concrete fell onto my 3rd floor balcony from the unit above. Thankfully, no one was hurt. Other balconies have experienced similar problems. The association has promised that the mason would be back in the fall of 2011, then when winter set they said spring,…

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Board Condominium Crime Financial Governance Legal Volunteer

Conflicted Over Conflicts of Interest

J.T. from New Haven County writes: Hi, Mister Condo! How should I handle concerns over the conflict of interest of board members paying themselves to complete projects in our complex, as well as their hiring relatives to complete projects, without disclosure of the bidding process involved? Mister Condo replies: Hi, J.T.! Those are some serious accusations of wrongdoing by members of your Board! If you feel your allegations can be proven true, I would encourage…

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Board Condominium Governance Volunteer

Special Election to Replace Board Members

A.V. from Middlesex County writes: Dear Mister Condo, My Neighbors and I are fed up with the Board of Directors at our condo. How can we force an election to replace the entire Board? Mister Condo replies: A.V., I can’t imagine what has made you and your neighbors so upset that you feel you need to force an election to replace your entire Board but suffice it to say that if there has been wrongdoing…

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Board Condominium Governance Pets Renting

Pet Peeve Over Rules for Renters

M.C. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Can a board create a rule that denies renters from having pets but allows for unit owners to have pets? Mister Condo replies: M.C., as a pet lover, myself, I am not a fan of condos that don’t allow pets. However, as a condo dweller, I appreciate the need to regulate the size and quantity of pets in a community association. As to whether the Board can…

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