Board Condominium FHA Financial Governance Mortgage

FHA Condo Recertification Lapsed; Refinancing No Longer An Option

P.O. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Last year, my condo association was FHA certified. Now there are new people on the Board and they let the FHA certification lapse. I am trying to get a 2nd Mortgage on my unit and the bank says it is a “no go” because of the lack of FHA certification. That doesn’t seem fair to me. How do I make this new Board get our FHA…

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Architectural Compliance Board Condominium Governance Windows

Seeking Board’s Approval for New Condo Windows AFTER They Were Installed

J.J. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I had new windows installed two years ago. The ones I replaced were original to the building and they looked really bad with hazing and water in between the panes. The new windows look great but I just got a letter from my Board informing me that they never approved my new windows and that the trim that the installer used isn’t a match to the rest…

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Board Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Rules Enforcement

Stray Animals Being Fed on Condo Grounds!

A.F. from Tolland County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I have a neighbor who is always putting out food for wild and stray animals. Over the last few months we have had a problem with stray cats and raccoons. We live in an area where there is abundant wildlife and I am afraid that if she continues to offer food to these animals it is only a matter of time before we have larger and perhaps…

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Condominium Neighbor Issues Parking

Battle of the Big Vehicles at This Condo

B.D. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, My neighbor and I have a shared driveway to our two parking spaces in front of our garages. We both drive larger vehicles (mine is an SUV, his is a pickup truck) and there is barely enough room for us to fit in the spaces because the area where we turn in is very narrow. Whichever of us gets to their parking space first has little…

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