Board Condominium Damage Governance

Condo Association Won’t Repair Year-Old Water Leak

V.M. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, There is an underground water leak outside my condo, which has been running for almost a year. I cannot get the condo association to respond to my requests for information on the problem or their resolution. Can you suggest next steps? Mister Condo replies: V.M., I am sorry for your water leak worries. I am very disappointed to learn that you have reported the problem to…

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Assessments Board Common Fees Condominium Financial Governance Legal

Condo’s Limited Common Elements Incorrectly Maintained By Association

J.W. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, The Declarations for our community clearly indicate that maintenance for certain limited common elements are homeowner responsibility. Some homeowners maintain that our prior management company and boards have maintained those items using association funds. Other people feel that in order to budget and legally pay for those items going forward, that the Declarations should be amended to change those items to association responsibility. Does the current Board…

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Board Condominium Governance Legal Parking Rules Enforcement

Mixed Use Condo Facing Parking Lot Responsibility Challenge

J.L. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, We have a 36-unit condo with 3 businesses. The businesses have specific parking spaces. Our owners have been warned the businesses own those spots and they will be towed if they park in those spots. The businesses want the HOA to be responsible for towing. Some Board members think we should fine these owners. I say the businesses have that responsibility. Mister Condo replies: J.L., mixed-use…

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Board Condominium Governance Pets Rules Enforcement

Cat Lover Looking to Buy Pet Free Condo

J.L. from New York writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am planning to buy a condo in Queens, NY. The rules show no pets but I love this condo and I have a cat. If my cat is always inside my property can the board enforce me to get rid of my cat? Mister Condo replies: J.L., in a word, “yes”! The Board is well within their rights to enforce the condominium association’s “no pets” rule.…

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