Common Fees Condominium Damage Taxes

Tax Implications of Converting Fire Damaged Condo to Investment Property

(Editor’s Note – J.S. originally wrote to us in January of 2013. You can read the original post at https://askmistercondo.com/reduced-common-fees-after-a-fire/) J.S. from Pennsylvania writes: Dear Mister Condo, Thank you for your explanation on the condo fees from my previous post. Here is an update. It has been 15 months since the condo fire in Wyncote, PA and very little has been done in the building of the 55-unit condominium building. They have secured a builder…

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Condominium Damage Insurance Legal

Polar Vortex Blamed for Condo Pipe Burst!

J.P. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I recently had a pipe freeze and then burst in my kitchen ceiling (no one lives above me). Heat was on, etc., but it was during the “polar vortex” – really cold! It caused damage to the ceiling and surrounding area. My question appears to be the opposite of most. I believe I am responsible, but I have purchased homeowners insurance for the interior of the…

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Board Communications Condominium Governance Volunteer Voting

Volunteer State Condo Issues, Part 3

(Editor’s note: The first two questions from this reader appeared in October of 2013. For a refresher please view these questions and answers at https://askmistercondo.com/volunteer-condo-leader-issues-in-volunteer-state/ and https://askmistercondo.com/volunteer-state-condo-issues-continue/) C.P. from Tennessee writes: Dear Mister Condo, Here I am again! I appreciate the information you gave me before regarding our problems with the HOA board here in Tennessee. They had a meeting in October and only 7 people showed up. We have 152 units and 3 board…

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Board Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Noise Rules Enforcement

Condo Neighbor Remodeling Blues…

B.J. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I recently purchased a condo unit in a high-rise building (first time homeowner, very excited). The unit is over 20 years old so I decided to update the kitchen and bathroom before moving in. I’ve been complying with the condo’s HOA rules regarding renovation and noise level. I made sure my contractor is only working during the allowed hours which are 8-5 Monday thru Friday. Yet my…

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