Assessments Board Condominium Financial Governance Legal Neighbor Issues Selling

WHOA, Mister Condo! Not so fast!

(Editor’s Note: This question references and earlier question which can be found at https://askmistercondo.com/what-steps-does-the-hoa-take-to-place-a-lien-on-delinquent-unit/) P.D. from New London County writes: Dear Mister Condo, WHOA, Mister Condo! Not so fast! March 9, 2015, B.B. in Litchfield County asked how to place a lien on a condo unit. You said a lien for an unpaid assessment is automatic. Fine, but THEN you, well, your attorney friend, said it was good only for three years! Three years go…

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Board Condominium Governance Legal Neighbor Issues Selling

Small Condo, Big Condo Governance Problem

D.A. from Los Angeles, CA writes: Dear Mister Condo, Question: Can I sue another unit owner for financial damage if I can’t sell my unit? I have a condo in Los Angeles. It is up for sale. One unit owner is contesting the board elections from last September and a special assessment to paint the exterior of the building, which was approved by a wide majority of 12 owners. This one owner has not only…

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Nominating Committee for Self-Managed Condo

N.L. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Do you have information of how to form a nominating committee for a self-managed condominium? Mister Condo replies: N.L., that is a very interesting question. The answer lies in your governing documents which may or may not outline the procedure for forming the Nominating Committee. If the documents are silent on the Nominating Committee formation (which would be my guess), the association is then free to create…

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Property Management Firm Not Performing to Association’s Expectations

K.C. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Help! We have a new property management group at our condominium complex. My concern is that they do not seem to realize that they are working for us. They are attempting to run the show. They need to be reeled in but we have a new Board and they are doing their best. However, the question at hand is this. We have asked for the exact break…

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