Condominium Damage Insurance Legal

Furniture Delivery Men Damage Condo Fire Sensor; Who Pays?

R.G. from South Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, My condo is Miami. While a delivery company was delivering my new furniture, a fire sensor was broken. The association is charging me $300.00 for the repair. I didn’t break it but the association said I am responsible because I was receiving the furniture. The association didn’t tell me in which statute this is based on. I read the association by-laws and it doesn’t say anything about…

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Board Common Fees Communications Condominium Financial

Can the Condo Board Change Due Date of Common Fees?

K.P. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Can the board change the due date of the common charges in the middle of the year? They were due by the 15th of month (stated on the coupon). Now, letter we got in the mail states due by the 10th. Can they do that? Mister Condo replies: K.P., as a matter of practicality the Board can change the due date of common charges although I…

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Assessments Board Condominium Damage Financial Governance

Condo Fire Creates Question of Need for Assessment

B.S. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, If my condo has an assessment for roofs and we have a fire and the roof is rebuilt in the fire, do we still have to pay the assessment? Mister Condo replies: B.S., I am sorry your condo experienced a fire. I hope all got out safely. An assessment is levied when the community finds itself significantly short of cash for immediate expenses or needed capital…

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Board Communications Condominium Governance Parking Rules Enforcement

Condo Unit Owner Threatened with Towing for Backing In

B.A. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I got a warning on my car with a threat of being towed because I back into my parking space so I can pull straight out in the morning. Nowhere in my rules does it say I can’t do this. Is this legal? My tags and parking sticker are up to date. Mister Condo replies: B.A., no one likes to get a warning on their car with…

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