Board Condominium Governance Property Management

Board Member Involvement During Condo Association Developer Transition

K.W. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, The Builder still has control over the association until which time a certain number of units are taken ownership of. However, it was allowed for one homeowner to have a seat on the BOD which consists of 4 in total at this time. My question is just how involved this HO BOD should be involved with our vendors, vendor RFQs and managing the community when we…

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Assessments Board Common Fees Condominium Financial Governance Legal

Condo Association Looks to Remove Use of Common Elements from Delinquent Unit Owner

C.S. from New London County writes: Dear Mister Condo, If an owner who has NOT paid Condo fees for a considerable amount of time (4yrs), can the condo association revoke the owner from parking in their assigned parking spot? Also, can the association revoke the privilege of having a storage unit? Mister Condo replies: C.S., typically speaking, the association may not remove any of the delinquent unit owner’s rights. In fact, if the association takes…

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Buying Condominium Financial

How Can I Buy a Deceased Owner’s Condo?

J.S. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, How can I buy a deceased owner’s condo? Mister Condo replies: J.S., deceased owners have their property disposed of according to either their will or the probate system. You would buy this property pretty much the way you would buy any other property. The challenge may be in determining exactly who the owner of the property is. If there was a mortgage on the property, the…

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Board Communications Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues

Unit Owners Informally Question Board Members in Condo Corridors

J.L. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, The president and I are new to the board. We live in a 12-unit building where the unit owners were used to freely going up to past board members doors and address whatever concerns they had. The president and I feel we have a management company that we pay and that the unit owners should address any issues with the management company instead of us. We’d like…

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