Board Financial Governance HOA Legal Property Management Volunteer Voting

Has the Property Management Company Breached Their Co-op Contract?

A.S. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I moved into a co-op recently. The board hired a new management company. After being unsatisfied with the property manager in place (3 months) the management company suggested we take the receptionist with limited skills and no license/certification as the new property manager. The board agreed for some insane reason and this girl has made it her mission to drive off all of our contractors and service…

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Assessments Common Fees Condominium Financial Governance

Validity of Condo Percentage of Unit Ownership Questioned

C.B. from Illinois writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hi, I live in a 48-unit building consisting of 24 2-bedrooms and 24 1-bedroom units. I understand that the 2-bedroom units owns a larger percentage than the one bedroom units and, of course, the assessment fees are more. We just had a new elevator upgrade which cost the 2-bedroom unit owners a percentage more, now we are able to have another special assessment to re-pave our parking lot,…

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Board Condominium Governance Pets Renting Rules Enforcement

Condo Landlord Thwarted by Pet Ownership for Renter Rules

J.C. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Master Deed By-laws state only one pet per condo. House Rules state one pet per condo and then states no renters can have pets. Paragraph two speaks of renters having no pets. Paragraph three speaks of lessees needing to provide 2 references. Our lessee has one pet. POA wants to fine us because they say the House Rules say no pets for renters. I believe someone…

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Board Condominium Governance Parking Rules Enforcement

Antiquated Condo Parking Lot System Ineffective and Unenforceable

C.S. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, The Manager of my Condominium does not exercise any control about the occupancy of the scarce parking lots. All these spots are numbered and some others (each for one each) and others are for visitors (without numbers), that is for the first that arrive. Can the owners know the parking spot numbers belonging to all others owners? Then we (the owners) can make a match to…

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