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Condo Board President Targeting Unit Dog Owners

W.N. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hello, the board president is on a pretty serious power trip. He has been abusing powers, bullying, and all that good stuff. He is very anti-dog and has been creating/changing rules and bylaws based on personal interests. But long story short, can they tell us dog owners where we can or can’t walk within the association? Dogs on leashes is reasonable; pick up droppings is reasonable;…

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Property Manager Licensing in Connecticut

A.B. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Does a Property Manager have to be licensed to manage a condo association? Mister Condo replies: You betcha, A.B.! Connecticut has very specific laws about Property Manager licensing and anyone practicing condo association management as a management professional without a license in the state is at risk for being sited and fined by Department of Consumer Protection (DCP), who is charged with overseeing the licensure of…

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Lack of Agreement at Two-Unit Condo

K.L. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I have bought one unit of a two-unit condo, which operates on an informal basis with respect to managing the property. Prior to purchase, the owner of the second unit agreed that needed exterior maintenance (peeling paint, rotten trim boards, rotten siding boards, etc.) would be undertaken within the year. The condo does not have a Reserve Fund and the other owner is financially constrained. I have…

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Leaky Windows Installed Years Ago Causes Hole in Condo Floor Today

L.S. from New Haven County asks: Dear Mister Condo, I am hoping you can offer some guidance for an elderly friend of mine who lives in a condo. She has lived there for many years and she now has a hole in her floor. Repairmen went out to look at the damage and found that the wood surrounding the hole was bone dry. In their estimation, the hole was caused by old, unseen water damage caused…

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