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Improper Notice of Condo Board Meeting Leads to Questionable Actions

J.M. from Massachusetts writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our board chairperson sent an email on a Thursday for Board members to meet the next evening at 7:00 PM to go over the agenda items that would be presented at the monthly condo meeting of owners. The list of agenda items was provided. Of the 7 members, three could not make the meeting on such short notice. On the night of the meeting, the chairperson brought a…

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Condo Parking Lot Warning Stickers

E.C. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Where do I find samples of warning stickers to post on parking offenders car? Mister Condo replies: E.C., I did a Google search on “parking lot warning notice stickers” and found several vendors who sell such stickers. But before I send you on your way with the notion that applying stickers to cars will make all of your parking lot problems magically disappear, let me leave…

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State Law Requiring Shoveling of Condo Walkways

B.B. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Are condo associations required by Connecticut State law to shovel walkways and other common elements? If so, which state law states it? Thank you! Mister Condo replies: B.B., I am aware of no such law. The reality is that condominiums and their common grounds like walkways, parking lots, and even their roads are private property and outside the realm of local and state law with regards to…

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Condo Drama of the Highest Order

H.H. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, We had a pipe freeze of our sprinkler system in a unit that was under foreclosure. The Property Manager took no preventive action prior to a severe cold snap to ensure the utilities were on in the foreclosed unit. The Property Manager resigned effective 4/30/15 during a heated Board meeting when he was trying to gain control over the repair and reconstruction of the common area…

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