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St. Louis Condo With Unwritten Governance?

M.C. from St. Louis writes: Dear Mister Condo, I really like your site, Mister Condo. I’m in St. Louis, but hope you may be able to provide some general advice. My wife and I just moved in to a four-unit condo building. There is an Association, but no board. This complex used to be a family home (all four units), and we are the second non-family to move in. Here is the issue: One of…

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Board Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Parking Rules Enforcement

Can Careless Condo Parking be Corrected?

N.P. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, We are having several issues with a new owner in our complex. After being asked several times to park his cars straight into his designated spot, he and his wife continue to disregard our requests and continue to park crooked, or too close to the cars next to them. It sometimes makes it impossible for them to get into their cars. The people he is blocking…

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All Kinds of Roofing Problems at this Condo

P.E. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, A contractor was hired to install a roof shared by 2 Associations. Problem: Another contractor was authorized to perform the work with 100% of the votes in writing (mails). The Treasurer hired a different contractor and convinced all but one (myself) of the members to change their vote after the hiring. The Association requires a 100% Yes vote, if in writing, to hire a contractor. I offered…

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Board Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Rules Enforcement

What to Do When Condo Owners Don’t Follow Rules

D.S. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, What can the Association do when condo owners don’t follow the rules? Mister Condo replies: D.S., associations rely on unit owners to follow the rules to maintain peaceable enjoyment for all unit owners and residents. In the ideal community, residents have read the rules and regulations before agreeing to become members and residents. However, very few communities can boast of no rules violations. The trick is keeping…

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