Condominium Governance Legal Renting

Condo Owners with Offsite Addresses May Be Undocumented Landlords

J.D. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in an older condo complex, and it appears that we have a pretty high percentage of units (40%) where owners have “offsite addresses.” In some cases, they are clearly renting the units out, but in other cases it appears that owners are living elsewhere and allowing family members to live there (whether the family members help with the mortgage, essentially paying rent, I don’t…

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Board Condominium Governance Parking Rules Enforcement

Condo Parking Rules Are Useless Without Enforcement!

A.S. from Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, Each owner in my condo association has an assigned parking space, deeded and specified in the Declaration. The stipulated rules are each car (after being approved) must display a DECAL and all guests/visitors must display a parking pass to be displayed in their windshield. These rules are not being carried out or enforced by required and appropriate identification but strange UNIDENTIFIED cars are being parked all over our…

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Architectural Compliance Board Communications Governance Rules Enforcement

Informing Unit Owners of Air Conditioner Rule Violations

R.M. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I need a suggestion for the wording of a letter to residents of my condominium to remove illegal installation of air conditioners. Mister Condo replies: R.M., thanks for writing. I am assuming that your association has rules that either prohibit or restrict air conditioners and some unit owners have disobeyed the rules and you would like to send out a notice of some sort reminding them…

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Board Condominium Crime Governance Neighbor Issues Renting

Unfortunate Encounter Between Condo Neighbors Has Board on Edge

J.D. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, This is another neighbor-neighbor noise issue. We have one tenant who is complaining that his upstairs neighbors are noisy and disruptive and are harassing him. Upstairs neighbor say that they have not even heard from their neighbor after an initial, and unfortunate encounter. None of the other neighbors surrounding the upstairs owner are complaining. Does the tenant even have standing to bring a complaint to the…

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