Board Common Fees Condominium Damage Financial Governance Legal Neighbor Issues

Mixed Use Condo; Mixed Up Board!

M.B. from Middlesex County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hello, I live in a 7 unit plus an office condo. We picked 4 people to manage our finances and they stopped paying maintenance for their apartments. Since 4 of them live in 2 apartments, we basically lost about 20% of our maintenance per month. It’s been like this for 4-5 years already. A couple of years ago, they raised maintenance fees. Now, the wall above my…

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Board Condominium Damage Financial Insurance Neighbor Issues Property Management

Where to Live While Condo Repairs Are Made

M.D. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Water is leaking into my unit from the condo upstairs. The plumber is fixing that unit’s bathroom. How can I stay downstairs with a hole in the bathroom ceiling? The hole is large enough that bad fumes come from upstairs into my unit. Help! Mister Condo replies: M.D., I am sorry for your problems. Water intrusion events like yours are not all that uncommon in multi-level…

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Board Condominium Crime Governance Legal Neighbor Issues

Condo Unit Guest Intimidated Condo Employee

R.S. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a high rise condo and in 32 years we have never had problems with residents being rude to our employees. But a live-in guest of one resident intimidated and was extremely rude to a 19 year-old employee who was only trying to enforce the house rules. What is the board to do? We do not have a “fine system” in existence. Mister Condo…

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Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Parking

Condo Parking Lot Turned into Obstacle Course

J.K. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Parking in my assigned spot became difficult when a unit owner placed very large planters on the blacktop in an area where I make a turn to get into my space, especially in the winter. Is placing these planters on the blacktop legal? Mister Condo replies: J.K., unless they are looking to add an element of danger and driving challenge to your condo experience, I can think…

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