Architectural Compliance Board Condominium Governance

Adding a Greenhouse to a Condo Unit

D.W. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am requesting our condominium board’s permission to build a “greenhouse” type outdoor structure to be able to go outside in the winter. I am planning to get all necessary building permissions from my town. Are there any legal or other considerations I should be aware off before getting a board approval? Also, what could be board’s concerns debating to give me an approval for building this…

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Board Condominium Damage Insurance

Condominium Hornet’s Nest Damages Unit Owners Furnace

P.C. from Outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Can I ‘force’ my association to pay for half my furnace repair? Furnace stopped heating my unit, due to intake terminations installed incorrectly, AND a hornet’s nest, hard as a rock, in said pipes which stopped the air from ‘pushing through’. Mister Condo replies: P.C., I am sorry for your problems. Whether or not your association has any liability for your damaged furnace likely lies in…

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Board Common Fees Condominium Financial Governance

Condo Trustees Decide to Stop Paying for Association Water and Sewer Services

E.G. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I own a private water and sewer system that provides these services for a flat fee to a condo association. The condo owners pay for water/sewer as a flat fee as a part of their HOA fees. There have been no increases for 10 years. This flat fee was stated in the condo docs. For the last 2 years the trustees have decided to not pay…

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Board Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Noise Rules Enforcement

Noisy Condo Tenant Disturbing Unit Owner’s Peaceable Enjoyment

R.B. from Massachusetts writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a poorly-insulated condo complex. There are three floors and six units per building (4 buildings total). The couple that lived above me recently moved out, but I experienced almost year of life disruption because of their noise. They had two small children that ran about and jumped all over the place like wild animals and the adults were constantly dropping heavy objects all day long.…

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