Board Condominium Damage Financial Insurance Legal Neighbor Issues

Water from My Unit Damaged Downstairs Condo Unit

D.S. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Last week at midnight, I had a downstairs neighbor come banging on my door complaining about a leak from his bedroom ceiling. My kitchen is located right above so he thought it must have been our dishwasher or sink. I inspected all the areas and didn’t find any moisture. The next night, the HOA management sent a plumber for an inspection. He didn’t discover any leaks in…

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Board Condominium Crime Governance Neighbor Issues Property Management

Condo Owners Verbally Assaulted ; Call the Police!

L.C. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, What relief are condo owners entitled to from the association or property manager in a complex when another condo owner with a history of violence repeatedly yells threatening and abusive comments at them on a regular basis? Mister Condo replies: L.C., I am truly sorry that you find yourself in a living situation where you have an out of control neighbor creating a hostile environment for…

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Board Condominium Governance Insurance Legal Volunteer

In the Dark Over Condo Emergency Lighting

F.C. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hi, Mr. Condo! I am in a condo where the lights in the common areas (i.e. stairwells and hallways) are affected when there is a power outage in my area, which happens quite often. The Association is aware of this situation. I assumed that the emergency lights would come on, but they are defective. When I bring this up to the association, they take a non-nonchalant approach…

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Board Condominium Governance Legal Neighbor Issues Rules Enforcement Smoking

Condo Living With Marijuana Smoking Neighbors

D.B. from Massachusetts writes: Dear Mister Condo, Greetings from western Massachusetts! We are a self managed Property with over 300 Units, with approximately 10 Units per Building. Our Rules & Regulations prohibit smoking in any interior Common Area (hallways, Laundry Rooms, Clubhouse, etc.) We are not a completely smoke-free property. Lately a couple has been complaining about the smell of marijuana smoke that they detect at certain hours of the night. They claim this smoke…

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