Common Fees Financial HOA Legal

Developer Obligation to Pay HOA Fees on Undeveloped Lots

C.C. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Does a developer of A PUD have an obligation to pay dues on unsold lots once the transition/takeover of board has taken place? Mister Condo replies: C.C., an unsold lot is not the same as an undeveloped lot. If the PUD consists of built units, then it is likely that the developer would be liable for the dues from the unsold units. Undeveloped lots, do not likely…

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Board Condominium Governance Legal Voting

Deceased Majority Condo Unit Owner Creates Governance Issues

P.D. from Texas writes: Dear Mister Condo, We have 116 townhome units that fall under the Texas HOA Condo law, and 50 of those units were bought out years ago by a gentleman who has since died. His estate is tied up in court and with the IRS because he didn’t have a will (I know RIGHT)? Anyway, for years his ‘property management’ lady that rents and lives on property is always using her 50…

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Board Condominium Governance Parking

HOA Requires City Resident Parking Permits for Parking Passes

C.S. from Massachusetts writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am an owner of my condominium with an onsite parking lot. I have two parking spaces on my unit deed. Due to recent parking issues the HOA sent out a letter stating in order to receive our new parking pass for our parking lot we must obtain a city resident parking permit prior to any passes being issues. Is this something an HOA can require? Mister Condo…

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Board Condominium Governance Pets

Condo Board Changes Dog Ownership Rules or Did They?

D.C. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our Declaration of bylaws states household pets, dogs, cats, birds are welcomed. Our rules & regulations that were written and passed by the board and not by owner has banned dogs. Which ruling is correct? We recently found out the board keeps two versions of the bylaws on hand and distributes a version without the page that includes the portion that dogs are welcomed to new…

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