R.W. from Hartford County writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Does the association have the right to know who lives with me?
Mister Condo replies:
R.W., that is a very interesting question. My instinct is to say “Yes” but the part of me concerned with citizen privacy says “No”. And then there is part of me that says let’s ask an attorney. So that’s what I did. Here’s what the attorney had to say:
“Associations have the right to regulate the occupancy of units consistent with their declaration, bylaws, and rules. This can include reasonable restrictions on tenants, borders, guests, and other people who occupy a unit to ensure compliance with the association’s rules as well as town ordinances and security policies. If your board has determined that your unit may be occupied by a person whose residency violates a provision of the governing documents, the association does have the power to take action which can include monetary fines, litigation, or both.”
Hope that helps, R.W.!