Board Common Fees Condominium Governance Noise

Condo Owner Seeks Relief from Mysterious Vibrating Noises

S.J. from Outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, We’ve been hearing strange rattling/vibrating noises coming from the bathroom in our unit. It sounds like it’s coming from the pipes from the wall between our bathroom and flex room. It can get really loud throughout the night. The noise can be as short as 30 seconds to as long as 5 minutes. And we hear this all through the night. We’ve contacted our property manager…

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Condominium Governance HOA Neighbor Issues Parking

HOA Has No Jurisdiction Outside of Association Grounds

K.K. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a townhouse HOA. Everyone in the facility is allowed 2 parking spacing, those with more than 2 cars need to apply with the HOA to obtain an extra space as well as pay a fee for the parking permit. To avoid paying the fee and applying to the HOA it seems a majority of the community parks outside of and on the street…

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Board Condominium Damage Governance Insurance Legal Neighbor Issues

Disaster Floods Condo; Association Refuses to Remediate Resultant Mold

C.D. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, My niece owns an upstairs condo unit.  Recently, the bottom unit was flooded by rain to the point of 6′ high.  The area has been declared a national disaster area and FEMA is processing claims.  My niece’s unit has mold growing up her walls and her floor is buckling due to the flood.  The owner of the downstairs unit started working to rid his unit of…

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Architectural Compliance Board Condominium Damage Governance Legal Rules Enforcement

Condo Board Denies Unit Owner Driveway Widening Request; Owner Proceeds Anyway!

J.G. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, One of our condo owners asked the Board if they could widen their driveway to accommodate 2 cars. We, as a board, had to deny the request due to the bylaws regulating common areas. We have discovered they are making plans to proceed without our permission. What can we do to prevent this from occurring? Mister Condo replies: J.G., this is the second day in a…

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