Condominium Parking Rules Enforcement

Do Condo Rules Prohibit Routine Automobile Maintenance?

R.S. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Can I open my automobile hood in the condo parking lot in order to check regular everyday maintenance? I would like to fill up all liquid levels of the reservoirs to start normal working condition moving of my car? Thanks! Mister Condo replies: R.S., the answer is “it depends” and what it depends upon is the wording of the rules and regulations regarding the use of…

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Board Communications Condominium Governance

Must Condo Board Reveal Unit Owner Requests to Other Unit Owners?

D.Z. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, In our condo association, we must request to plant a tree in our limited common area. I have been turned down for several requests, plantings, small water fountain, yet I see other condo owners doing what I want to do. My question, am I allowed to see their requests, either denied or approved? Mister Condo replies: D.Z., requests made of the Board are records of the…

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Common Fees Condominium Financial Governance Legal Neighbor Issues

No Condo Fees for 19 Years!

V.C. from Massachusetts writes: Dear Mister Condo, I own one unit of a 2-unit condo townhouse. After 19 years without condo fees, my neighbor wants to start a condo trust, using their lawyer to run it. They blame me for the sewer problem we have had since we bought the house. I don’t mind the condo fees but I am thinking they are trying to push me out of my unit by having high condo…

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Assessments Board Common Fees Damage Financial Governance HOA Reserve Fund

15 Year HOA Property Maintenance Neglect Creates Today’s Problem

W.H. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hi, having a problem with what amounts to a bit of a grey area on owner vs HOA maintenance responsibility on my front entry door. As you’re probably aware, most entry doors (with side glass, in my case) are all pre-hung doors purchased as a unit and then installed into the opening. In our covenant, the owner is responsible for replacement of both doors and windows…..no…

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