Condominium Damage Neighbor Issues

Upstairs Condo Neighbor Needs Downstairs Condo Neighbor’s Cooperation

P.K. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, My neighbor upstairs wants to renovate their bathroom to make it more accessible to their elderly father. She wants to change the plumbing and needs to come through my unit to do so. I am not really comfortable with this as my ceilings have recently been painted and plastered and I do not want a patch up after they drill holes in my unit. Not sure…

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Board Condominium Governance Rules Enforcement

Condo Owners Creating Eyesore By Using Patios as Storage Areas

J.B. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, We have concrete patios in front of basement doors. We now have homeowners leaving all kinds of stuff (sand boxes, gas grills, coolers, etc.) on their patios which is seen from the pool area and making it look very sloppy. Looking for regulations on what can be left on Patio area in front of each homeowner’s unit. Mister Condo replies: J.B., I am sorry that your…

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Board Condominium Governance Legal Renting

Condo Board Lax in Enforcing Leasing Covenants

S.A. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, There are 17 out of 80 condos that are rented or have rooms rented out with no permission or application submitted by any of these owners or tenants. I have a list supplied by the former maintenance man. I got this when he still worked there. They have refused by request to rent mine out. I am recently widowed and am hoping I can arbitrate based…

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Board Condominium Governance Parking

Condo Owner Seeks Conversion of Handicapped Parking Space

K.S. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I purchased a painted and marked handicap parking space in my new condo. I was told that since no new owner needed that parking spot it was up for grabs. I now want them to take down the sign and paint over the handicap decal. They refused saying “that is still a designated handicap spot”. Can I press my issue to have all handicap designations removed…

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