Board Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Parking Rules Enforcement

Condo Owner’s Guest Flagrantly Violates Parking Rules

L.W. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our parking rules state that “no vehicles may be stored in common parking spaces when not in use. Vehicles that are not operable or that will not be utilized for 15 days or longer should be parked in the Unit Owners garage or driveway.” The live-in boyfriend of a unit owner has parked his beat up pickup truck in a parking spot in the common area for…

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Board Condominium Governance Volunteer Voting

Condo Board Divided Not Getting Work Done

R.G. from Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, My board can’t agree on replacing security cameras. Meanwhile we have no cameras. Our pool is also closed since November for structural repairs. Five members can’t agree on anything or even get a quorum. I want to know what can I do? Mister Condo replies: R.G., other than running for the Board yourself or electing folks that work better together, there isn’t anything you can do. Board members…

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Board Condominium Damage Governance Property Management

Condo Sheetrock Project Creates Dusty Nightmare for Residents

J.T. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a 65-unit owned condo. Our manager refuses to clean the hardwood laminate flooring until the plumbing project is complete. It is covered in sheetrock dust and tracking everywhere in the common areas. What can I do? Mister Condo replies: J.T., there isn’t too much you can do as a resident other than complain to the Board to apply pressure to the Property Manager and/or…

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Board Condominium Governance Volunteer Voting

No Elections Held for Years at this Condo!

P.A. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, What if no new elections have taken place for several years? Can board members just keep voting selves in? Mister Condo replies: P.A., unchallenged, a seated Board can do a lot of things, including behave outside the rules of governance for the association. Your documents clearly state how elections to the Board are held. Most require annual meetings of the shareholders (unit owners) at which time…

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