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Voting Rights Blocked By Condo Property Manager

M.M. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, The property management company is not submitting my monthly condo fees in a timely manner.  They are holding onto it until a month goes by. Fees have been sent 1 week prior to first of the month. When the owners are involved in a vote, the property management company has told several owners that their condo fees are not current and could not vote on matters. We…

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Condo Special Assessment Misappropriated

J.M. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, We were charged for a special assessment that was for 5 years. At the end of the 5 years, the association kept the additional money and applied it to our so called short fall that we were never notified about. Can they apply money from a special assessment to cover general expenses without a vote or notification? Also, the LLC owns 21 units and only 6 are…

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Communication Issues May Lead to Condo Foreclosure

B.L. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I was sent to 2 foreclosures for inaccuracies by the Property Management Company yet I have never owed one dollar for common expenses. The property manager and Board took my parking space. In more than 20 years living in my condo, my unit door has never been painted. They towed my car from the parking space in front of the building (common spaces) the same week. I…

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How Many Lawsuits Against HOAs and Condominium Associations?

K.B. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, What is the number of lawsuits filed against HOAs and condominium associations? Mister Condo replies: K.B., I am not sure that there is a place to get that exact information, whether it is for our state or for the entire country. That is because not all lawsuits make it to trial; many are settled beforehand. It is also a difficult subject to quantify because there are…

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