Board Common Fees Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Property Management Renting Rules Enforcement

Renters Causing Financial and Rules Enforcement Problems for Condo

D.C. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Is our association allowed to add on a “management service fee” for units which are rented?  We have a large complex with a large number of rentals. Should the landlords expect the association to be used as a free on site management service? Many of these landlords are off site; some are even out of state. They cannot deal with their tenants, many of whom are…

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Board Condominium Construction Defects Financial Governance Legal

Common Elements Powered by Condo Owner’s Electricity

L.M. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I have lived in my condo unit since 2004. After moving in, I was told my unit was originally the office so certain items were set up in it. Since living here, I have found out that 3 Sump Pumps are running off my electric. Pump 1 is located in my bedroom. Pump 2 is a portable pump which is in my furnace room. Pump 3 is…

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Board Condominium Governance Legal

Do We Have to Follow the Condo By-laws to Pass a Budget?

R.H. from Pinellas County, Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our condo is in Pinellas county Florida. We only have 4 units. No unit owners live there full time. Do we have to follow the condo by-laws on meetings for budgets or assessments? Or, can we communicate and vote by e-mail and phone? Mister Condo replies: R.H., I am not an expert on Florida condo procedures but it would hardly be possible for you to hold…

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Is there a Mister Condo in Chicago?

G.M. from Chicago writes: Dear Mister Condo, Is there a Mister Condo in Chicago, IL? Mister Condo replies: G.M., I may have a second cousin, twice removed, living in Chicago but I don’t think he goes by Mister Condo, so the short answer is “no”. The only Mister Condo I know of is me and I live here in the Constitution State of Connecticut. However, I have friends in the business all across the country.…

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