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Inspection of Condominium Records by New Board Member

B.K. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hi! After years of dealing with an uncooperative Board that doesn’t communicate anything to the homeowners, I finally was elected to serve as a Board member. I was elected because the majority of the people in our development want change & communication. One of the first things I asked for was a copy of the Master Policy (including flood since we were severely damaged by Hurricane…

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Condo Handicapped Parking for Secondary Vehicle?

M.F. from New Jersey writes: Dear Mister Condo, I’m a handicapped person who has two cars. Because I’m single and live alone. I mostly park my second car in over flow parking. Family with 3 or 4 drivers can park by their unit. Is there any law to help me change this condo rule? Mister Condo replies: M.F., in a word, “no”. I am not sure why or how a family with three or four…

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Smokey Robinson’s Condo Insurance Advice

B.G. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, The insurance for our Association is extremely expensive. Do you know what the best companies are that are most affordable? We are a small Association. Mister Condo replies: B.G., I am reminded of the Smokey Robinson classic, “Shop Around”, where Smokey sings “My Momma told me: You Better Shop Around”… Seriously, community association insurance is expensive and there are many factors that go into the pricing of…

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“Two For Tuesday” Condo Questions on Handicapped Parking and Late Payments

M.M. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Is the association responsible for supplying at least one handicap space in the parking lot? Can the association not accept payment for late common charges? Mister Condo replies: M.M., it looks like it’s a “Two for Tuesday” today. Two questions for the price of one. FREE! The association is not generally responsible to supply handicapped parking. This is because the condo is private property and not subject…

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