Architectural Compliance Board Condominium Governance Rules Enforcement

Enforcing Condo’s “No Rooftop Satellite Dish” Rule

J.G. from Litchfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Owner refuses to abide by rule regarding placement of Direct TV dish on roof. How do we enforce this rule? Mister Condo replies: J.G., rules enforcement begins with the associations rules and regulations. If there is a rule in place prohibiting any unit owner from modifying the building’s exterior or roof, then the offending unit owner should be served notice that he/she has broken the rule and…

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Board Condominium Governance Volunteer

Cognitive and Physical Abilities Questioned of Aged Condo Board Members

A.P. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, How are age-restricted condos (55+ years old) faring nationally when it comes to good governance (e.g., adequate reserves, fiscal soundness, effective ongoing maintenance, etc.)? Our average age in a retiree community marketed to “independent only” seniors (we are not a continuing care community) is 79 years old. We have many nonagenarians and even centenarians “aging in place”. Frankly, there are too few of us without cognitive…

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Board Condominium Governance Parking Renting

Must Condo Association Provide Handicapped Parking for Renter?

J.D. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a condo association with no assigned parking spaces. Is the condo association required to provide handicapped parking spaces to renters who do not have a lease with the owner of the condo? Mister Condo replies: J.D., generally speaking, condo associations are under no obligation to provide handicapped parking spaces to unit owners or renters. I am not sure how you have a renter…

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Board Condominium Damage Governance Legal

Condo Unit Owner Blamed for Mystery Water Leak

J.V. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I own a unit on the second floor of my condo building. The unit under me is empty and has been foreclosed by the bank. While realtors, also working for the management company, were showing the unit, they found a leak in the ceilings of the bathroom. They had their people come check and decided it was my unit. I checked and there is no sign…

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