Board Condominium Governance Legal Voting

Validity of the Vote on Condo Annual Budget and Loan

R.G. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo,   Is voting on a budget, the borrowing of money require on ballot only the percentage of ownership, and if otherwise an illegal method and would be invalid in a court of law?   Mister Condo replies: R.G., I am not sure I follow your question but let me address a few of the points to see if I can add some clarity. Also, since I am…

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Board Condominium Governance Parking Rules Enforcement

Getting a Handle on Condo Visitor Parking Abuse

M.B. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Do you have suggestions on ways to keep residents out of visitor parking? Mister Condo replies: M.B., with the holiday season upon us, I find your question most timely. The short answer is “yes”, but it takes a lot of due diligence on the part of the Board and association members if the effort is going to be successful. As you know, parking is at a…

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Board Condominium Governance

Condo Association’s Right to Inspect Chimneys and Furnaces

G.G. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Can a condo association require inspection of chimney and furnace? Mister Condo replies: G.G., they sure can. Protection of the entire community association and the assets of the association is one of the responsibilities of the association. In fact, if you review your condo governance documents I’m guessing you’ll find a whole lot of language on the association’s right to review anything potentially hazardous to the…

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Board Condominium Governance HOA Legal Parking

Denver Condo Owner Getting a Snow Job from the Association!

K.A. from Denver, Colorado writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hello! My HOA piles all the snow from our parking lot directly behind my parking spot making my spot unusable until it melts, which can be 2 days or 2 weeks, depending on how much it has snowed and the temperature. My spot is deeded and I own that spot. They have said there is nowhere else to put the snow. I disagree; there are options but…

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