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Complaining About the HOA Complainer

C.P. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am president of our HOA. We have one unit owner that is the busy body complainer. She has a problem with parking. She said that since the board will not employ a tow company she is working with the local fire department so that she can call the police and have people towed, basically, so she doesn’t have to ask the board for approval.  We have…

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I Want a Copy of the Condominium Master Insurance Policy

V.S. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, My condo manager will not give me a copy of the condo insurance master policy.  How can I get a copy? Mister Condo replies: V.S., have you asked a Board Member for a copy of the master insurance policy? They may be willing to show you a copy of the policy. Generally speaking, the condo Master Insurance Policy is kept in a safe place (like the…

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Exterior Door Color from HOA Board has Owner Seeing Red!

P.W. from Michigan writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am in dispute with my condo association with regards to my door color. They want all exterior doors to be a dark brown color.  My question is, when a decision is made for all co-owners to change their door color, does a vote need to take place with the co-owners or can the association just come up with this decision and everyone has to comply?  Thanks. Mister…

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Architectural Problems Replacing Condo Windows After Fire Damage

A.W. from Ohio writes: Dear Mister Condo, I need help with a looming situation regarding a design change due to code on some windows that must be replaced due to a large fire in a large 2-level building.  As you have mentioned, declarations & by laws require architectural conformity.  Hard to understand but code does not require all these type windows to have design change & yet code requires all smoke detectors be wired in…

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