Board Condominium Financial Governance

Why is a Seasonal Condo Employee Getting Paid Year Round?

P.K. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, We pay a seasonal employee $80,000.00 per year for work that is performed primarily to the common grounds and building exteriors. From November to April, he is inside the office space with no work. What can we do to remedy that? Mister Condo replies: P.K., I am not sure as to what the actual problem or question is. If the association has chosen to hire a seasonal…

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Board Condominium Governance Legal

Condo Governing Documents Violated – Who Can Testify?

A.B. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Can witnesses be called to testify in a hearing relative to violations of governing documents? Mister Condo replies: A.B., if by “hearing” you mean a hearing before the Board, witnesses may be requested to either appeal or submit testimony for the Board’s consideration. If by “hearing” you mean a lawsuit involving the courts, then whatever rules of trial are in place at the court are the rules…

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Board Condominium Governance Pets Rules Enforcement

No Pets Allowed at the Condo, So Why Are They Here?

B.B. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our Condo rules state, no pets. After sending a letter to the unit owner regarding this matter, they refuse to comply. How does the board enforce the condo rules? If we place a fine on the unit, for how long can this be done? What if they do not pay the fines? Do we now take the issue to our lawyers?  Now, we have found out there…

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Board Condominium Governance Legal Property Management Volunteer

Married to the Condo Board; Full Disclosure

H.R. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Can the super of the Condo be a member of the Board of Directors, being also an owner? Can the wife of the superintendent in the condominium (she is a unit owner) be a member of the Board of Directors? Mister Condo replies: H.R., both of your questions come under the category of what I like to call “full disclosure”. My answer may surprise you. As long…

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