Board Condominium Damage Financial Insurance Legal Neighbor Issues

Change of Story in Condo Damage Responsibility Claim to Unit Owner

(Editor’s Note: This is a follow-up question to a post that appeared on September 10, 2013. You can read the original question and answer at J.R. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Thank you, Mr. Condo, for reviewing my question. I just received a letter from the Property Management stating that I owe $500 (which will be applied to my assessments) for damage to my neighbors bathroom in July 2013, this $500…

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Communications Condominium Governance Legal Property Management

Can a Homeowner Request Association Employee’s Salary?

D.B. from Massachusetts writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am the Property Manager of a self-managed property in Massachusetts. We have financials available at every monthly Board meeting, and at our Annual Meeting. Salaries are line items, i.e. Maintenance, Administration, etc. My question is, can a homeowner specifically request the salary of any staff member on payroll? He says it is his right as a homeowner. I say (and the Trustees back me) that the privacy…

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Board Common Fees Condominium Financial Governance Reserve Fund

What is the Right Amount for Monthly Condo Reserve Fund Contributions?

J.C. from Middlesex County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I just took over as President of a 5-unit condo by default. We own a unit but do not live there. The units (townhouses) were built in 2004. There is no common area except a paved parking lot. The exterior is vinyl and roof is asphalt. One unit owner made the accusation that we are underfunded. To my knowledge no Reserve Study has been done. I am…

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Board Condominium Governance Insurance Rules Enforcement

Sitting on a Brick Wall Overlooking the Canal at the Florida Condo: Yes or No?

E.V. from Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hi! Because of recent complaints I filed with the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, the President of the condo is retaliating against me. Due to a back condition, I sit on a brick wall by the canal which is about 4 feet high so I can receive the sun’s rays. I have a physical disability. The Presidents says that when I sit over there I am risking…

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