Board CIOA Condominium Damage Insurance Legal Neighbor Issues

Condo Leaky Pipe Draining Insurance Resources

V.B. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, What are the laws concerning insurance? We currently have an issue where a leaky pipe from one condo caused damage in another unit. Is the unit owner responsible or the association? What makes that determination? Thank you! Mister Condo replies: V.B, back in 2010, the Connecticut legislature passed an update to the Common Interest Ownership Act (more commonly referred to as CIOA, pronounced like Iowa, with a…

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Condo Board Allowed Unit Owners to Not Pay Common Fees!

D.A. from Washington, D.C. writes: Dear Mister Condo, This is a D.C. issue. My condo association was run for years by the condo association, which didn’t bother to go after association payments from people who didn’t pay. It also didn’t get around to repairs until forced to do so. I had to file a lawsuit a few years back to get a leaky roof repaired. Now, the condo is run by a management company with…

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Verbally Abusive Unit Owner Not Following Condo Rules

P.M. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I’m on the board of our association. For the most part we have a very cooperative community. However, we have one unit owner who continually defies bylaws. He comes to the annual meeting and is belligerent, confrontational and just plain nasty. He parks in clearly marked no parking spots, let’s his dog off leash, refuses to submit required registration/unit info sheet and yet complains he’s the…

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Board Condominium FHA Governance Legal Rules Enforcement

Selective Enforcement of Condo Parking Rules

S.H. from Litchfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, My condo board seems to be selectively enforcing parking rules. The board has made it clear that condo owners may not use visitor parking for their own personal vehicles and have sent notices to some owners that do so, but the president and some others do not follow these same rules, stating that they were given permission by the board to not have to follow these rules.…

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