Board Communications Condominium Governance Legal Neighbor Issues

Videotaping Condo Maintenance Worker Without Consent

J.P. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Can a member of the community videotape a maintenance man working without his knowledge? Mister Condo replies: J.P., for the most part, videotaping any person without their express knowledge is bad form and in some parts of the country, illegal. You would need to check with your local and state laws to see if that is the case where you live. However, the underlying question here…

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Assessments Board Common Fees Condominium Financial Legal

Condo Special Assessment Grace Period

D.L. from Illinois writes: Dear Mister Condo, Legally, must a condominium allow a 10-day grace period for collection of assessment payments? Mister Condo replies: D.L., thank you for writing. I am not an attorney nor am I an expert in Illinois condominium association law. However, I did look up the Illinois Condominium Act to see what it had to say about special assessments. What I found was that Sections 18(a)(8) and 18(b)(6) of the Condominium…

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Condominium Governance Legal Voting

Use of Proxies to Recall Condo Board Member

M.N. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, We have a special unit owners meeting coming up to recall one Board member. How many proxies can one unit owner hold? Mister Condo replies: M.N., I am sorry that your community association has found it necessary to hold a special unit owners meeting to recall a Board member. It is important that you follow proper protocol when doing so. I asked one of my attorney pals…

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Board Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Parking Rules Enforcement

How Many Vehicles Can Park in A Deeded Condo Parking Space?

E.C. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, My condo building has deeded parking spaces, which cannot be sold apart for the units, (i.e., exclusive use spaces). People are parking more than one motorized vehicle in a space. Our condo rules and regulations do not have a rule specifically to address this, however, it appears to be common sense that only one motorized vehicle is allowed per space even if they both fit in…

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