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Not Enough Time Given To Pay Condo Special Assessment

M.D. from Massachusetts writes: Dear Mister Condo, We have a leaky roof that needs to be repaired in our condo. A special assessment was done and they are saying $4,000 is due in less than 30 days. Do they have to give you time to come up with that kind of money? Mister Condo replies: M.D., in a word, “no”. Special Assessments are typically due when they are levied or assessed. Unless your governance documents…

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Condo Association Caused Damage Left Unrepaired

N.R. from Wisconsin writes: Dear Mister Condo, An association water pipe burst causing flooding to my unit. The association repaired everything except the bathroom floor and carpeting. The bathroom floor was damaged and the carpeting smells musty despite having it cleaned twice at their expense. This has been going on since January 8, 2014 and they are simply not responsive and not paying it. My insurance says it is the association’s responsibility and sent them…

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No Designated Condo Parking Spaces

C.F. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Do you know if condos are required to have designated parking spaces? We do not and people park wherever they want. Problem being one resident is saying that we are breaking the law by not having designated parking spaces. Mister Condo replies: C.F., I am not aware of any laws that require condominium associations to provide designated parking spaces. If the resident that is making the…

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Board Condominium Neighbor Issues Parking Rules Enforcement

Condo Neighbor Crosses the Line

S.V. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, My neighbor’s and my parking spaces are next to each other. They are always parking on the yellow line between spaces which makes parking hard for me. They don’t care when I’ve told them about it. Is there anything I can do? Mister Condo replies: S.V., in most condominiums the general parking areas are owned by the association and under the control of the Board. Since…

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