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Condo Dog Fight With No End in Sight

S.N. from Westchester County, NY writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hi! I have a downstairs neighbor in my Westchester, NY condo who, for the past two years, I have been asking them to control their constantly barking dog. I have sent them a multitude of letters and tried talking to them face to face. I even offered to buy them an anti-barking collar. Each time they comply for a week or two, then the barking starts…

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Condo Owner with Reverse Mortgage Can Still Be Foreclosed

B.G. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I have a reverse mortgage on my condo and have not been able to keep up with the condo fees. I have a hearing with the board this week .Can the board take my condo? Mister Condo replies: B.G., as yesterday’s column about the association’s right to foreclose on a unit will explain, there is a process by which the association (not the Board, per se)…

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Delinquent Condo Fees and Foreclosures

P.D. from New London County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I read a lot in your blog about foreclosure when a condo owner is delinquent with monthly fees. Two questions: Can foreclosure be initiated over an unpaid special assessment? What level of delinquency are we talking about? Would it be a certain proportion of the value of the condo unit? Mister Condo replies: P.D., as you know I am not an attorney so please accept my…

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Workmen’s Compensation and Condominium Insurance

  P.D. from New London County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I know you’re not a lawyer but I pose this question because officers of other condo associations may be exposed to this same problem. Our modest size condo association is required by our insurer to carry workman’s compensation insurance even though we do not have employees of any sort. The rate is low, of course. Our “staff” is all volunteer as you know they must…

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