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Association’s Right to Know Who Is Living in the Condo

R.W. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Does the association have the right to know who lives with me? Mister Condo replies: R.W., that is a very interesting question. My instinct is to say “Yes” but the part of me concerned with citizen privacy says “No”. And then there is part of me that says let’s ask an attorney. So that’s what I did. Here’s what the attorney had to say: “Associations have the…

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Condo Reserve Fund Accounting Question

J.J. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Why does our balance sheet show all assets but only current liabilities? We have a Reserve Fund for replacing items of about $150,000. Current liabilities are shown at $4,000. However, the roofs are halfway through their useful lives, and will need to redone in 10-12 years. Shouldn’t the fact that half the life of the roofs has been “consumed” be shown as a long-term liability? I estimate…

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Condo Lawn Service Not Performing to Owner’s Expectations

C.K. from Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, I’m located in Florida. I ran across your site. I have a 1st floor unit which I installed a screen enclosure. The lawn service does not trim the grass well and it is difficult to open the door, to the point where the hinges get bent. They claim they can’t trim closer without killing the lawn and that I’m responsible if the door breaks. They told me to…

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Condo Maintenance Responsibility Letter

T.S. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I have to write a letter to a condo resident asking him to stop going to the Maintenance Department and bothering them about fixing little items for him. Can you help me out on the letter? Mister Condo replies: T.S., sure thing, glad to help. “Dear Unit Owner, It has come to the attention of the Board that you have been making direct requests of the…

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