Board Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Noise Rules Enforcement

Noisy Neighbor Creates Condo Feud

K.N. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hi! I feel so lucky to have found your site. I am writing to you actually regarding my best friend. She has a neighbor upstairs. Most units are 2 stories in her complex. She has the downstairs of a split unit. I have sent her your website link and begged her to check out your site and reach out for help. I fear for her mental state…

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Board Condominium Governance Legal Pets Rules Enforcement

Can Dog-Free Condo Deny Residency to Guide Dog Trainer?

E.D. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Can condo associations deny a Fidelco dog trainer the purchase of a condo if there is an existing rule prohibiting dogs? Mister Condo replies: E.D., that is a loaded question with lots of possible outcomes. Let me break it down as best as I can so you and the Board understand what is being asked and what your options are. First off, a person’s occupation as a…

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Board Condominium Financial Governance

Pumped Up Over Condo Sump Pump

N.P. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a 6 unit condo. There are 3 units on the second floor and 3 units on the first floor. I am the middle unit on the first floor and I have a sump pump which services the upstairs neighbor’s pipes which go into the sump pump area in my utility room. The condo management company states that their lawyer has come to the conclusion that…

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Board Condominium Governance

Upkeep of Family Cemetery on Association Grounds

J.L. from Tolland County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I’m presently working with an association that was developed on an old family farm. On the farm lies the family cemetery with a historical marker on it. Presently our landscaper takes care of the family cemetery out of the kindness of his heart. My question is; in this type of situation, who is ultimately responsible for the upkeep of the cemetery? Cheers! Mister Condo replies: J.L., that…

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