Assessments Board Common Fees Condominium Damage Financial Governance

Condo Special Assessment is Due but Repairs are Not Made!

P.F. from New York writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a condo in NY and we have a special assessment in progress to repair leaks since February of 2014. I have made many attempts to contact the board but they have done nothing to repair my leak. Can I withhold my assessment and maintenance until they make the repair? Please advise. Mister Condo replies: P.F., I am sorry that your condo is dealing with…

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Board Condominium Financial Governance Legal

Condo Developer Transition Complete; Or Is It?

R.D. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hi! I purchased a building and developed 3 condo apartments and sold them between 2006 and 2008. I was the original member of the condo association as we were selling them. Then the 3 owners took over the association and never filed the 1120H from 2009 -2014 as I had originally done in 2008. Now I haven’t participated in the association because the owners wanted to…

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Board Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Nuisance Renting Rules Enforcement Smoking

Condo Renter Smoking Out Other Unit Owners

B.D. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, We are a small association, 4 units. Our current bylaws do not prohibit smoking on our common property–deck, parking areas, etc. One of the owners has rented his unit to a smoker, and did not put a no smoking clause in the lease. If our board now votes 3-1 to add a “no smoking on the common property” clause to our bylaws, will the owner be…

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Board Condominium Governance

Condo Heating Season Starts Too Late!

C.P. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, When are they supposed to turn on the heat each year? This past October was very chilly in my condo. People are complaining about not having any heat. When does the heat have to be turned on? Mister Condo replies: C.P., unless specifically outlined in your condominium documents, the time of year the heat is turned on is likely determined by the Board or the management…

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