Board Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Smoking

Smoking Neighbor Ruining Condo Living Experience

K.G. from Litchfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, We live in a beautiful three-unit condo and have one of the neighbors from you know where! They smoke outside their unit and it fills our porch and waifs into our open windows. We have had guests ask, “Where is that smoke coming from?” while sitting on our living room sofa visiting. There is nothing in the By-Laws regarding smoking but there is the “Annoyance and Nuisance”…

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Board Communications Condominium Governance Legal

Can the Condo Board Function Without a Secretary?

K.K. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, It is legal for a board to run without having a member appointed as a secretary? Mister Condo replies: K.K, that is a great question. Your by-laws and governing documents likely outline the number of directors, the duties of the officers, and so on. But they probably do not state that the Board cannot function without a Secretary. However, minutes are the official record of every Board…

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Condominium Damage Financial Insurance Legal Neighbor Issues

Leaking Condo AC Unit Causes Tremendous Damage

R.K. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live on the second floor of a three-story condo complex. About a month ago, the AC of the unit above me started leaking water and created a two-foot diameter bubble in the ceiling in my dining area and started leaking water. The owner came over the next day to inspect the damage and said he would take care of it. He told me that he…

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Board Common Fees Condominium Financial Governance

Checks and Balances for Condo Board Expenses

W.C. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Is there a way that the board can be checked on in reference to expenses when they are not being provided? Mister Condo replies: W.C., all invoices, bank statements, and such are records of the association. As such, they are subject to review by any member of the association who inquires. There may be a fee associated with inspecting these records and you may need to…

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