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Who Owns the Condo Skylights?

R.M. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, What does the CT Building Code rules for skylights i.e. window or part of roof structure?  Should the HOA be responsible for repairs if the skylight was originally installed? Mister Condo replies: R.M, as far as I know, the Connecticut Building Code does not address skylights. Of course, I am neither a building inspector nor an expert on the Connecticut building code. Since skylights are a part…

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Board Condominium Governance Rules Enforcement

Condo Garden Greens Causing the Blues!

A.V. from Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, My husband and I moved this townhouse community that has a HOA. We have a small garden with our unit that other units don’t have. I have a legal survey that shows these green areas. My husband has spent a lot of time and money keeping a nice yard and we have some garden ornaments and statues and some furniture. We have received compliments about our garden. The…

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Board Condominium Governance Pets

Weight Limit for Pets in the Condo

C.J. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, We would like to have a weight limit for dogs at our condo. We have discussed anywhere from 20 – 40 lbs. per dog. This is our preference to listing “dangerous breeds,” as we know that is harder to defend in court. Do many condos restrict dogs by weight; and, if so, what is a good weight-per-dog rule? Mister Condo replies: C.J., that is a great question!…

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Board Condominium Governance Legal Volunteer

Can Husband and Wife to Serve On Condo Board Together?

M.H. from Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, Can a couple owning 2 condo units be on the HOA board at the same time in Florida? Mister Condo replies: M.H., thank you for your question. As you know I am not an attorney nor am I an expert is Florida community association law so please consider my advice here as friendly and not legal. If you think you need a legal opinion on this matter, I…

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