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Knock, Knock! HOA Says the Townhouse Door Needs to Go!

M.W. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I purchased a townhouse in October of 2014. I got a letter in the mail today stating that my front door is not in compliance with the CC&Rs and that I need to purchase and install a door that meets specs. The door on the unit was in place when I purchased the it and likely here since the 1990’s given the dated style. Do I…

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Condo Unit Owner Changes Locks to Block HOA Access

M.A. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, The Association I belong to has a problem owner who has repeatedly changed her locks from the Association supplied locks to hardware from a home center. The building is on a master key system to ensure emergency maintenance and repairs can be done if she is not there. She claims this is illegal and lawfully we have no right to be able to access her unit…

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Sibling of Unit Owner Wants to Serve on the Condo Board

M.D. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Can a sibling of an owner who has been a resident for many years be on the Board of Directors? Mister Condo replies: M.D., that is entirely dependent on what your governing documents state as requirements for serving on the Board. Typically, but not always, the requirement is unit ownership. If that is the case and the sibling is not a unit owner, then the answer…

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Publishing Delinquent Condo Owners Information in the Condo Newsletter!

S.E. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Have you ever written on the topic of Boards wanting to publicize the names and addresses of delinquent homeowners in their newsletter and if so where in your archives might I find your comments? Mister Condo replies: S.E., I have not written about Boards publicizing the names and addresses of delinquent homeowners in their newsletter or anywhere for that matter because that would be an improper…

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