Board Condominium Governance Rules Enforcement

Feral Cats Find Friendly Unit Owners; Association Board Not So Much!

R.S. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hi! We are currently feeding and maintaining a mama cat and her 3 kittens plus 2 other friendly feral cats on our front porch. Association putting pressure on us to “get rid” of our outdoor friends. We are good people and good home owners. We have done so much to be good neighbors and keep up our property on our own. We are trying to find…

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Board Communications Governance HOA

What is Adequate Meeting Notice for an HOA?

B.H. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, How much time should an HOA give residents that a meeting is scheduled? Mister Condo replies: B.H., HOAs should give as much notice as possible to owners before a meeting takes place. Some governing documents spell it out specifically; some just say adequate notice. The Common Interest Ownership Act spells it out as 5 business days (one week) which would be the minimum for those associations that…

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Board Condominium Governance Parking

Board Wishes to Grant Exclusive Use of Handicapped Parking Space to Unit Owner

D.B. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, The association installed a handicapped spot per owner’s request. He is upset since visitors are occasionally parking in it. Can we put the unit number on it? Mister Condo replies: D.B., the association is free to enforce the handicapped parking spaces in their association-owned parking lots as they see fit. If non-handicapped cars are parking in handicapped spaces, they can be towed at owner expense, especially…

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Board Buying Condominium Parking

New Condo Owner Needs to Remove Handicapped Parking Designation from Deeded Space

M.F. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, We are looking to buy a condo. It comes with two deeded spaces. However, one of the spaces has a handicapped designation. Will we be free to use the spaces (as we would be the owners) despite the designation?  Mister Condo replies: M.F., congratulations on the new condo! You should check with either the management company or the Board of the condo before you purchase just…

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