Board Condominium Governance Parking

New Pavement Leads to Unfavorable Condo Parking Lot Reassignment

O.S. from Georgia writes: Dear Mister Condo, My husband and I bought our townhouse in an Atlanta suburb 9 years ago. We had 2 assigned parking spaces. This year the association installed new asphalt in our subdivision and reassigned one of our parking spots to another owner and gave me a parking spot away from our house. Does the Board of the association have the right to do that? Mister Condo replies: O.S., in many…

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Condo Unit Owners Seek Reimbursement for Building Repairs

C.N. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, 7 years ago, the board claimed there was no money for window replacement. They further claimed that due to how the bylaws were written it was the owners responsibility. Now the time has passed I have spent $4000 of my money to replace windows and the siding to prevent leaking. The board announced a property undertaking of new siding and windows. Am I and others like…

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Buying Condominium Financial

Seeking Condo Development Funds

D.M. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, What are the best options to build more capital on 22 units, townhouses? Mister Condo replies: D.M., I am not completely sure what you mean by “building capital” but I assume you mean how can an association fund a new phase of development. Banks and investors are the only ways I am aware of at this time. Banks will evaluate the plans for development and either…

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Board Condominium Legal

Resident Condo Manager and Board President Not Communicating

K.H. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, If our resident manager is an at will employee and he does not respond and work well with the Board President, can he be terminated without a lawsuit? The building is not functioning properly because of this non-communication issue. Mister Condo replies: K.H., the short answer is “yes, but it depends”. Different states have different laws on employment practices but, generally speaking, any employee of any…

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