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Condo’s Common Fees and Taxes are Too High To Sell!

A.C. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am having an awful time trying to sell my condo. In the five years that I have lived here, the prices have dropped and the common fees have almost doubled. My realtor says the reason my place isn’t selling is because the common fees (almost $400 per month!) and the taxes (almost $500 per month!) are too high. What can be done? Mister Condo replies: A.C.,…

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Charged Up Over Condo Electricity Used to Charge Unit Owner’s Car!

E.L. from Middlesex County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Do you have any wording for our rules to prohibit an owner from using the common electrical outlet in garage (110 volt) to charge their electric car? Mister Condo replies: E.L., electric-powered cars have been a hot topic at HOAs all across the country. Some states, like Hawaii and California, have mandated that community associations allow electric charging station be installed at condominium provided the unit owner…

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Board Mandating Brand New Condo Windows Be Replaced!

B.R. from Washington, D.C. writes: Dear Mister Condo, Mr. Condo!  Hello from our Nation’s Capital! I have a quick question about an issue I’m having with my condo. I purchased in November, 2013. The 240-unit building was built in 1987 and most people still have the original steel frame windows. My windows were completely shot, letting in all kinds of cold air making it very uncomfortable to live there. So, I spoke with two different…

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Condo Notices Delivery Disagreement

T.B. from New London County writes: Dear Mister Condo, We are a 12 unit association. During our last annual meeting we asked the residents if they would like any newsletters, board meeting minutes, notice of meetings, etc. hand delivered. All but one unit owner agreed. We have been mailing all news to the one unit owner who disagreed. Now we are considering having a separate mail box on the front of each unit just for…

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