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Who Replaces the Resigned Condo Board President?

R.L. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, When the association President resigns, does the VP take over, at least until another board member is selected? are there any formal steps that have to be taken to replace the board member? I know that the final vote is determined by the remaining board members. Mister Condo replies: R.L., unless your by-laws state otherwise, that is exactly what happens. Although there is often a flurry…

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Little Pink Condos for You and Me!

S.B. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I bought my condo about five years ago and since then they’ve decided to renovate it. I didn’t find out about the plans until the last annual meeting when the paint colors and all the details were rolled out. The condo board member who’s in charge of the redecoration had a meeting with other unit owners to decide on the decoration details and didn’t include me.…

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Deeded Condo Parking Swap Sought

M.C. from San Diego, CA writes: Dear Mister Condo, How do we change our parking deed with our neighbor? We live in a high-rise condo complex in San Diego, CA with assigned underground parking. Thank You. Mister Condo replies: M.C., deeded parking, as its name implies, is linked directly to the deed for your unit. While you can simply verbally agree to park in each other’s spaces, the change to the deed will require a…

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Condo Water Submetering Does Not Guarantee Lower Common Fees

M.B. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, My condo fee includes water. The Association wants to install individual water meters for us to pay for our own water but does not want to reduce our condo fee. Shouldn’t that percentage of the condo fee come back to us now that we pay our own water bill? Mister Condo replies: M.B., the decision to submeter water is gaining in popularity and makes perfect sense…

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