Board Condominium Crime Governance Volunteer

Formal Charges Sought Against the Association Board

F.P. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, How does an owner file a formal charge against an association board? Who can I contact? Thanks. Mister Condo replies: F.P., while I am not clear what you mean by a formal charge I am sorry to learn that you feel your Board has behaved in such a manner that they deserve to have charges, formal or other, brought against them. If they have done something illegal…

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Buying Condominium Insurance

Whose Insurance is Responsible for the Interior Repair of my Condo?

B.Y. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am getting ready to close on an owner-occupied condo purchase. In shopping around for Homeowners/Condo insurance I have been quoted “dwelling coverage” from $5k to $100k in the quotes I have received. What portion of the interior of the unit would be my responsibility or my homeowner’s insurance’s responsibility to reconstruct in the event of some type of disaster? Thanks! Mister Condo replies: B.Y., all…

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Board Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Noise

Unwarranted Condo Noise Complaint Levied

B.D. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, What are my rights as a unit owner against unwarranted noise complaints? Mister Condo replies: B.D., if you find yourself on the receiving end of a noise complaint, or any other complaint for that matter, you do have the right for due process before your association takes action against you in the form of a fine. Your condo documents should outline the rules for “peaceable enjoyment”…

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Board Condominium Governance Rules Enforcement

What Should Be Allowed on the Condo Back Deck?

K.H. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Do you have a general guideline for what associations use as to what is and is not allowed on back decks? Need this for suggestion only. Thanks. Mister Condo replies: K.H., back decks seem to have it all, don’t they? In some communities, they look like pristine sanctuaries with well-cared for deck furniture, patio sets, and more. In other communities, I’ve seen trash cans, children’s toys…

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