Board Condominium Governance Parking Rules Enforcement

Condo Parking Lot Abused by Renters and Overnight Guests

C.C. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, We have a Visitor spaces that are taken up each evening by overnight guests and renters on a frequent basis. The spaces are for occasional short term visitors staying less than 24 hours. No resident parking is allowed. What should we put on the sign to properly correctly inform illegal guests not to park in those spaces? We tag them now but want to legally start…

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Board Condominium Governance Rules Enforcement

Condo Board Issues Fines Without Warnings

J.C. from Massachusetts writes: Dear Mister Condo, Can condo board issue fines without a warning first? Mister Condo replies: J.C., that depends on two things. What do the by-laws state? What do the state laws state? In Connecticut, where I live, the Board is required by law under the Common Interest Ownership Act (CIOA) to issue a warning first and offer a meeting with the unit owner to discuss the rule breaking. After those two…

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Condominium Insurance Legal Parking

Condo Unit Owner Suing Association for Deductible on Vehicle Vandalism

D.L. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, An owner in our condo claims part of his fender was stolen in our parking lot. There is no video surveillance of this event and he has been paid by his insurance company. He is suing in small claims court for the deductible. Our attorney cannot make the court appearance. Does he have a case or not? Mister Condo replies: D.L., for the most part, condo…

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Board Condominium Governance Parking Renting

Condo Association Denies Parking for Renter

L.M. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hello! I live in a condo where there is no parking area. The building is inside the compound. I normally park at the ground floor in front of the building. However, things have changed when the landowner requires us to pay a parking fee. Since I am normally the one who parks in the building, do I have the right to use the right of way…

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