Board Condominium Financial Governance Renting Rules Enforcement

Fined for Renting a Condo that Was Never Rented!

M.B. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, My son advertised short rental of my condo without my knowledge. The condo was never rented. The Board of Directors found the advertisement and without first warning with no penalties according to the bylaws, they are charging me a $2500 penalty for renting it although I’ve told them it has never been rented. Without my knowledge they took my last 2 maintenance payments and applied them…

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Board Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Noise Pets Rules Enforcement

Too Much Barking from Condo Neighbor’s Dogs!

D.H. from Middlesex County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I like to keep the windows in my condo open in the summer to bring in the fresh air and keep down my air conditioning bill. Unfortunately, my next door neighbor has two yappy little dogs that react to the slightest of noises outside the unit. They are good watch dogs but they go off every five minutes and once they start barking they just keep going…

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Rotting Condo Decks are a Rotten Shame… And Liability!

D.D. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, My condominium is suffering from decks that are clearly rotting. I had the leg of a deck chair pop a piece of wood right out from under the chair last week. I’ve complained to the condo president (my neighbor) but he says we don’t have any money in the Reserve Fund to address the problem. What’s it going to take for me to get the association to…

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Poorly Maintained Condo Greens Has Unit Owner Seeing Red!

C.G. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our condo grounds are a mess. The landscaper only comes every other week and is here for less than an hour. 3 guys cut the grass, blow the clippings off the parking lot and then leave. Meanwhile, we have brown patches throughout the complex, weeds, crabgrass, and dandelions throughout the property. I have complained to the Property Manager but he says there isn’t anything he can do.…

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