Condominium Governance Legal Renting Rules Enforcement

Condo Restricts Renters Use of Rooftop Amenity

V.S. from Boston writes: Dear Mister Condo, I own a condominium in Boston, MA. The Condominium Association amended the Condominium Trust document with a 67% vote of Unit Owners and recorded it at the Registry of Deeds. The amendment prohibits renters from having furniture on the roof deck. Owner occupants are allowed to have furniture on the common roof deck but renters are not allowed to have furniture on the roof deck. Renters are allowed…

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Condominium Legal Renting

Condo Landlord May Not Be Who He Claims

J.M. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, How do I get information about a condo owner? I am renting from someone I have not rented from before and I want to know that he is the true owner. Mister Condo replies: J.M., I appreciate your practice of due diligence. Nobody wants to get scammed by an impostor. The local land record office or equivalent is the keeper of such records. It is usually…

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Board Condominium Governance Parking

Police Officer Resident Requests Special Condo Parking Arrangement

L.L. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, We live in a complex and my husband has a take home police vehicle. Is it proper to ask the Association for a police vehicle only parking sign for his vehicle that way he has access to it and it is visible to him outside of the condo? There is no assigned parking. Mister Condo replies: L.L., you can certainly ask but I see no reason…

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Common Fees Condominium Financial Governance Reserve Fund

How Does the Condo Know How Much to Keep in Reserves?

B.B. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, What is a good process to determine the amount to be kept in reserves and set assessments? Mister Condo replies: B.B., there is only one tried and tested process to determine the amount to be kept in Reserves and set assessments and that is the implementation and adherence to a Reserve Study. There are many companies that specialize in this service but associations that wish to…

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