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Phantom Condo Board

D.M. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our condo has more “lock and leave” owners and investors than residents. Our Property Manager is pretty slick at coming up with excuses that are blatant lies and puts out Board Minutes with these things in writing. Somehow we get a quorum to hold an annual meeting but it’s pretty tough to get a new board elected. Other than move, do you have any advice on…

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HOA Board President Attempts to Restrict Service Animal

J.B. from Colorado writes: Dear Mister Condo, My condos do not allow dogs. The HOA board president says service dogs are not allowed. I am looking into getting a service dog for my disability. I have owned my unit for almost 2 years. There are 48 units in the complex. Can the board prevent me from getting a service animal? Wouldn’t this be ADA discrimination? I am in Colorado. Thank you. Mister Condo replies: J.B.,…

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Board Condominium Governance Legal Noise Renting

Condo Renter Complaining of Loud Rooftop Air Conditioner Noise

K.S. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am on the board of our association and we have been working with a renter on the top floor (3rd) of our garden community who is complaining of high levels of noise coming from the roof through her ceiling. Unfortunately for this unit, the Air Conditioning unit that serves several units in her area is centered directly over her unit. The owner of the unit…

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Communications Condominium Governance Legal Neighbor Issues

Must I Provide Phone Number and Email to Other Condo Unit Owners?

P.R. from Massachusetts writes: Dear Mister Condo, Am I obligated to share my phone number & email address with other unit owners within my condo association in Massachusetts? Mister Condo replies: P.R., when you purchase into a common interest community association like a condominium, you are purchasing your share or interest in the association. You are becoming a member of a non-profit corporation. Your information is most certainly needed by the Board of Directors of…

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