Board Condominium Crime Governance Legal Neighbor Issues Parking

Veteran Condo Owner Abused by Neighbor!

J.K. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Thank you for your professional opinion on the Condo Parking Lot Obstacle Course problem. I also have another question about parking spaces. On purchasing the condo in 1987, two spaces were clearly marked with my condo unit number. Now, a disgruntled, much younger and newer unit owner wants my spaces reassigned to keep for her own use. Is this a common and legal action? I am a…

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Board Condominium Financial Governance Insurance Property Management

Condo Insurance Coverage Questioned by Condo Manager

R.M. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am the president of the board at my condo. We had purchased insurance almost 10 months ago when the manager informed the board that it has a title of “business owner” on the common declaration along with form of business: association. On the second page of the policy it states residential condominiums. She does not like the agent and would like to change companies. I…

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Board Condominium Governance Property Management

Condo General Manager or Condo Control Freak?

M.M. from Litchfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our general manager insists on meeting every condo purchaser and renter before he approves the transaction. This seems illegal to me. He is a control freak but I think this goes too far. Mister Condo replies: M.M., it may go too far or it may not go far enough. Let me explain. The General Manager is an employee of the association. As such, he reports directly to…

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Assessments Common Fees Condominium Financial Governance

Larger Condo Unit; Larger Common Expense

A.S. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am and have been concerned how the monthly condo fees are determined. More importantly, I have been concerned about the manner in which special assessments are determined for the upkeep of common access grounds, buildings, etc.. Our association bases both monthly fees and special assessments on the square footage of the owner’s individual condo. I have told the board that this is patently unfair as the…

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