Board Condominium Financial Governance Pool

Confrontational Condo Owner Seeks Chair Lift for Condo Pool at Association Expense

J.S. from New York writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hi, I met you and your wife at the Long Island Chapter of CAI meeting last month. We have a homeowner who has lived in our association from the start about 14 years. He can be very confrontational. There have been numerous incidents involving him and the board and he and his neighbor. He has developed several health conditions. He still shops on his own and he…

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Condominium Governance Insurance Legal

Florida Condo Homeowners Insurance Requirement

V.B. from Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, I’ve lived at my condo in Orlando since 2009, when it was vetoed that unit owners are required to have insurance for condo. Are unit owners required to have condo insurance? Mister Condo replies: V.B., I am not an expert in Florida community association law so please consider this a friendly answer and not a legal one. You may wish to check with a local attorney for a…

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Board Condominium Governance Parking

Condo Owner Request to Store Car on Association Grounds Denied

P.D. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, We have 3 cars, 2 of which are in our garage and the third is properly registered with the association with a sticker and is parked in the assigned common area. Recently, we purchased 2 new vehicles (which are still in the garage) and asked for permission and a sticker to park the extra vehicle (which is working) until it can be transported (3 months) to…

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Board Communications Condominium Governance Legal Neighbor Issues Noise

Mentally Ill Child of Condo Neighbor Creating Noise Nuisance

D.E. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, We have been living in our condo for three years and love it. Recently new owners moved in next door with their 9-year-old child. Come to find out she bangs her head against the wall and screams bloody murder at all times of the day. Unfortunately, she has mental illness – bipolar, OCD, etc. I have spoken with them nicely 3 times and when we have…

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