Condominium Governance HOA Pets

New Condo Owners Challenging Association’s Pet Rules

K.T. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I purchased my condo in September of 2015. There are 12 units in our association. We read the CCR prior to moving in because we knew we’d be wanting to get a dog. Our CCR states “Owners may have two common household pets which may be dogs, cats, birds or other pets defined in the Civil Code Section and as limited by local City and County…

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Board Condominium Governance Legal Rules Enforcement

Condo Cannot Enforce Rules on Land it Doesn’t Own

J.J. from Michigan writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our condo association rules state “No Signs of any kind with the exception of one For Sale sign”. With that being said, since all of our roads are county roads and not private roads, can the association stop me from putting political signs in the county road right of way in our subdivision? This is property that is not owned by any association member but the county right…

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Assessments Board Common Fees Condominium Financial Governance Reserve Fund

No, the Condo Reserve Fund is not the Board’s Cookie Jar!

B.C. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Is a Reserve Fund to be used for only the intent that describes the Reserve Fund or can the money be taken and used elsewhere for replacement of an item normally taken care of by maintenance. This item is an accessory item and has no bearing of the intention of the Reserve Fund. It is just that this particular fund has an excess in it therefore…

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Board Buying Condominium Legal Parking

Condo Parking Space Promised but Not Delivered

S.S. from New York City writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a 6-unit new construction condominium in NYC. The builder who I purchased my condo originally told me that even though my unit does not come with parking spot, there was a spot on the side of the building that could be converted to a legal parking spot. Recently I wanted to do this and told the board I would incur all the cost…

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