Board Condominium Governance Pets

90% of the Condo Unit Owners Want a Dog Run

C.S. from New York writes: Dear Mister Condo, What qualifies an adult (over 55) condo community to get a dog run. We have 192 units and 90 per cent of unit owners have dogs. Thank you! Mister Condo replies: C.S., I am not aware of any rule or law that requires a condo association of any kind to install a dog run. As a fellow dog lover I can relate to the desire to have…

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Paying Interest on a Non-Existent HOA Loan

D.H. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our HOA Board requested the community to approve a $1.1M Special Assessment, with the board having right to obtain a $1.9M Loan. The Board stated they went to a lender and the lender turned down the HOA Association for the $1.9M Loan. The Board started collecting the Special Assessments in January. Since no loan is in place the homeowners are paying a special assessment for work…

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Condo Board Encourages Satellite Dishes to Common Exterior

D.S. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I own and live in a condominium. My building is a row of one-bedroom condos, two stories high. I live on a corner unit. Recently, satellite dishes were permitted to be installed on the outside of the wooden staircases. There were two satellite dishes on my unit attached to the side; one for my unit and one for the unit below me. Recently, the staircases had…

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Absentee Condo Board Member Hurts the Association

J.H. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Are there any requirements regarding attendance at Board meetings by a Board member? We have a Board member who was elected to the Board, but rarely attends meetings. Our concern is that this sets a precedent whereby other potential Board members may run for the Board, get elected, then attend when it is convenient for them. Mister Condo replies: J.H., attendance by all Board members at…

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