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Condo Residency Questioned in Florida

A.L. from Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hello, I live in a Florida condo. I have had a boyfriend for about 10 months now. He lives in Sorrento but he works in Altamonte and Orlando, FL. So I knew that he was driving a long way to go home. He works 2 jobs. He finally broke down and told me that the days he works both jobs he sleeps in his car. I made an…

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Condominium Financial Governance

How Often Should a Condo Association Be Audited?

J.S. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Is there a statute that governs how often a condo association needs to be audited? If so how often does this need to occur? Mister Condo replies: J.S., as you know, I am not an attorney. However, I am unaware of any statutes that require a condo association to be audited, other than in the initial stages of developer transition when the developer actually stops overseeing the…

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Window Air Conditioner Is Not Cool With Condo Board

M.M. from Middlesex County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Can the association charge me for landscaping fines and, also, for putting in window air conditioner when I was originally told they were allowed? Mister Condo replies: M.M., I am sorry for your problems. It sounds like there has been a failure of communication between you and your association. Unfortunately, it is not all that uncommon. I am not sure what you mean by landscaping fines but…

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Has This Condo Board Overstepped Its Authority?

S.G. writes: Dear Mister Condo, I have two unknowledgeable people living in a condo complex where I own a unit. One of the folks is the condo president and the other is an elderly woman. Recently, they held a meeting and determined that: There would be no Trespassing on Unit #1, Access to Rear Entrance, Deck. They claim the deck is private and no one but the owner is permitted use although it is a…

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