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Right to Inspect Condo Employees’ Salaries and Benefits

B.B. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Do the unit owners of a condo village in Connecticut that pay the salaries of their employees through their common charges have the right to know what the salaries and benefits of those employees are? We do not have a management company. We have our own manager and maintenance department, and office staff. Mister Condo replies: B.B., the answer is “yes and no”. The employees of the…

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Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Parking Rules Enforcement

Consequences for Parking in Someone Else’s Condo Parking Space

T.H. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, What consequences can an HOA do to people who park in spot that is assigned to someone else? Mister Condo replies: T.H., the consequences to a unit owner or guest for parking in an assigned parking spot that isn’t their own can be as severe as the governing documents and local and state law permit. For most associations, the first offense is a warning, followed by…

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Board Condominium Damage Financial Insurance Legal

Condo Owner’s Insurance Pays for Deductible on Master Policy With No Claim

J.R. from Middlesex County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I had water damage in my condo from my washing machine. I called my personal homeowners policy and they inspected and quoted $8000 worth of damage. But because my condos master insurance policy has a deductible of $5000, my personal insurance will not be moving forward and gave me a $5000 check to give to the condo association and have them put through the claim under there…

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Condominium Governance Legal Neighbor Issues

Mixed Use Condo With a Mixed Up Business Owner

D.L. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a condo of three units, 2 homes and 1 business. We had a meeting and we were discussing installing compressors for new central air conditioners for each unit. The business would be replacing an existing compressor which was located under my stairway to my front door. My front door is actually located on the backside of the house. The other units’ front doors…

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