Board Condominium Governance Legal

Condo Board Member Bullying Fellow Board Member

R.G. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Are there any state or federal laws that govern Board conduct regarding treatment of a physically impaired Board member by other Board members? For example, if a person has a hearing loss and is ridiculed or negatively referenced in couched terms in Board business because of it, is there any recourse? Can any accommodation be requested by the impaired member of the Board that would help…

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Board Condominium Financial Governance Legal

Changing a Limited Common Element to a Common Element

A.B. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our Board wants to change the stoops and steps from a limited common area to a common area which would make the association and home owners responsible for repairs and replacements. My question is: Does this need to be voted on by the whole community or can the Board vote to change it on their own? Mister Condo replies: A.B., there are very particular procedures for making…

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Board Condominium Financial Governance

Condo Snow Removal Causes Condo Debt to Pile Up

B.J. from Middlesex County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our condo board has decided not to do an assessment for the overage in snow plowing last year and instead has opted to pay the company a little at a time. Our HOA is now operating in the red because of this decision which will affect my ability to sell my unit. We are approaching the winter and I am concerned that we will get even further…

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Board Condominium Governance

Condo Board Voting on Items Not on Agenda

A.D. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our board has monthly meetings. They open with an Executive Session for 30 minutes. After that the open meeting starts. Sometimes they have another Executive meeting at the end. Recently, I attended one of these meetings. Residents were dismissed as the board went back into executive session. A month later, in reading the minutes, I found that they had an open meeting after the executive session. Presumably…

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