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Condo Board Lawsuit – What To Do?

L.W. from Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, We board members have been served with a lawsuit. I recently heard that two board members have been served with lawsuit papers individually as well. Apparently, I’ve been named in them but haven’t been served or given a copy. Am I legally okay to ask for a copy? My condo president says “no”. I live in Broward County in the state of Florida. Thank you for your time.…

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Must I Use Condo Board-Approved Contractors?

A.W. from New London County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Can an owner hire a contractor to do condo repairs and refuse work from condo board-approved contractors? Mister Condo replies: A.W., it depends on the work and what authority the condo Board has on the items being worked on. For the most part, the association handles major repairs and renovations to the unit exteriors as upkeep and repair on common elements are the responsibility of the…

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Leaking Condo Chimney Leaves Unit Owner Soaked

E.J. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I reported a leaking chimney in May, 2014 to the manager and condo board. It wasn’t until December, 2014 that anything was done although I sent pictures of the rain getting in numerous times. They finally put a tarp, then plastic over the chimney. They did get a few estimates, but continued in this “process” until they got a cheap estimate. The Board never even came to…

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Board Secretary Regularly Absent from Condo Board Meetings

J.H. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, We have a Board Secretary who does a very good job transcribing the notes that are recorded during the meetings, but rarely attends a meeting. When she initially ran for the Board she stated that she would be able to attend the morning meetings even though she had a full-time daytime job. After a few meetings, she said she could not attend daytime meetings. I give…

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