W.S. from Manitowoc County, Wisconsin writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
My Condo Association does not follow or enforce any rules from number of cars, to number of pets, to structural changes, the colors of the doors, adornments in front of buildings, to landlords not complying with their paperwork to complaints about tenants when the cops were called over 6 times in a month. They do nothing and then I was sued from another owner because I didn’t want to put up crappy tenants. He didn’t follow the rules of turning in his copies of leases to the association.
Mister Condo replies:
W.S., all condo associations are not created equal. There are good ones and there are bad ones. Guess which one your unit is in? Condominium associations are run by volunteer leaders elected from within the community. These Boards are often assisted by an association management firm that they hire. It follows that a good Board will hire a good management firm to run the association properly. If your Board is not good, why do people elect them? My advice is to find better leaders from within your community. Perhaps you would consider running for the Board? Unless the leadership of the association changes, these problems will continue to mount. Otherwise, the problems will continue. All the best!