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Gone With The Wind – Patchwork Condo Siding Repair

B.C. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, For the past five years wind has been damaging the siding at different building of my condo complex. The buildings were sides when they were built more than 20 years ago and for the most part the siding has become weathered and a bit unsightly. However, the only time the Board repairs the siding is when it actually gets blown off of a building. Every time there…

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Can the Condo Association Require Use of ACH for Common Fees?

A.D. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I understand that Associations cannot force an owner into using an ACH or other debit system to pay for monthly maintenance fees. But can an association require ACH signup in order to forgive a late fee? Mister Condo replies: A.D., hello to you as well! Automated Check Handling (ACH) is simply one more method for a unit owner to pay their monthly fees and/or special assessments. Other…

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Negligent Condo Owner Allows Burst Pipe to Damage Two Units; Who Pays?

A.L. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, A condo owner was negligent in that he had his unit vacant for the last 4 months and a water pipe in the bathroom burst causing damage to his unit and the unit next to his. He says association is responsible for repairs. Is that true? Mister Condo replies: A.L., the short answer is “it depends”. Negligent behavior is not always as simple as applying common…

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Is This Condo Board President Overstepping?

L.M. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, We have a condo president who has let the power go to her head. She is constantly sending us letters and most recently told us that if our daughter was not supervised by an adult at the playground she would fine us for each and every occurrence. She also harassed us about tree trimming and having our cat on a leash. Nowhere is it written in our…

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