Communications Condominium Financial Governance

Right to Inspect Condo Contracts

G.A. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Am I correct that as a unit owner of my condominium complex I am entitled to see, for example, the snow removal contract? Mister Condo replies: G.A., for the most part, all unit owners are entitled to see any of the signed contracts that the association has entered into. This allows for greater transparency in association operations and unit owners, who pay into the association’s Reserve…

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Board Common Fees Condominium Financial Insurance

Expensive Flood Insurance Raises Common Fees Too High!

E.R. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Because of some people with high mortgages and/or second mortgages we had to purchase extra flood insurance. Now that the fee has gone up over 100 dollars more, no one can sell. We get nothing for it, no amenities, no pool, nothing at all. What can be done? Mister Condo replies: E.R., your community is not alone in its need to purchase flood insurance although I…

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Condo-Hired Contractor Damages Interior of Unit

M.S. from Chicago writes: Dear Mister Condo, My Chicago condominium management company sent this email yesterday after 90 days of requests for repair: “The owner of “ABC” Plumbing spoke with his plumber regarding your report that he scratched your toilet while rodding. According to his plumber, he did not scratch your toilet.  Because we do not have a before and after picture of the toilet, Mr. “X” has to take the word of his employee. …

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Board CIOA Communications Condominium Governance

Must Notice of Board Meetings Be Served to All Unit Owners?

J.Z. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Is there a Connecticut law that says Board meetings need to be posted to let unit members know when happening? Mister Condo replies: J.Z., there sure is! The Common Interest Ownership Act, also known as CIOA is a group of rules that include how condo associations must conduct themselves and operate in a highly transparent environment. The spirit of the law is to shed light on the…

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