Board Communications Condominium Financial Governance

Monthly and Annual Condo Treasurer’s Report Inclusions

S.Z. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Exactly what should be included in monthly and annual Treasurer’s Report to board members? Mister Condo replies: S.Z, that’s a great question! There are no legal requirements that I am aware of that dictate what should be included but my experience has been that the most successful communities have great fiscal management and a Treasurer who openly shares the information regarding the association’s finances. Board members…

Continue reading

Board Condominium Damage Governance Noise

Buzzing Transformer Ruining this Condominium Unit

J.J. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, For over two months now there has been a humming/vibration coming from the utility and transformer rooms that borders my condo. CL&P has sent transformer techs twice and said they were working fine. The hot water heater techs came and said their system is fine. In the past two weeks, two CL&P meter techs have suggested that possibly it is the transformers after all. CL&P refuses to…

Continue reading

Board Communications Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Noise Rules Enforcement

Dream Condo; Nightmare Neighbor

M.D. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hi Mister Condo! I am just celebrating my 1 year anniversary in my dream condo – yay! Only one problem; my downstairs neighbor. Let me start by giving you the layout. I live in a 2nd story garden unit and my neighbor’s living room is right next to my stairway. My living room has a half-wall that looks over my stairs. My neighbor is retired and loves…

Continue reading

Board Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Rules Enforcement

Upstairs Condo Neighbor Creating Water Runoff Onto My Deck

R.G. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, My neighbor is throwing water over my balcony every time they clean their balcony. How can this be stopped by the association? Mister Condo replies: R.G., that is mighty unneighborly behavior by your upstairs neighbor! It is a shame when condos need to create rules that basic human decency should address. Is your upstairs neighbor even aware of the problem they are creating? Maybe a simple…

Continue reading