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New York City Condo Windows Taking Much Longer than a New York Minute!

K.M. from New York City writes: Dear Mister Condo, I need to replace my windows. I’m on the 20th floor of a NYC high rise on the Hudson River – facing the river.  The windows are 30 years old and rotting.  One is visibly broken at the frame- separating from the glass and crazy bursts of wind come through all of them. The Management company is “letting” one owner replace their windows which have been…

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Pigeon Netting is for the Birds at this Condo

S.B. from Puerto Rico writes: Dear Mister Condo, My condo board here in Puerto Rico voted to put in a pigeon net that obstructs my ocean view. The net was put in without alternative techniques considered and with no pre-approved net designs and with no notice to or informing of affected parties such as myself. In fact, none of the four floors that were netted had anyone at board meeting. The net was put in…

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Coup d’état at Miami Condo!

B.P. from Miami writes: Dear Mister Condo, A group of people in my condo appointed themselves as the governing board and have removed mail and checks from the condo office. These individuals have opened an account in the name of the Condominium and are holding the monies in that account. Unfortunately, no one living in the condo knows what to do and to whom we should address the issue. Suggestions please. Mister Condo replies: B.P.,…

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Who Can Make Motions at Condo Board Meeting?

P.M. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am a new HOA President. Who can present a Motion in a Board of Directors meeting? Is it Board members only? Or can Unit Owners also make motions? If only Board members, how does a Unit Owner get a Motion on the floor? Mister Condo replies: P.M., welcome to the world of community association governance! Congratulations on becoming your Board president. I hope you find it…

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