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Hot Tub Responsibility Concerns Condo Board

C.G. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, We have a unit owner who wants to install a hot tub on her enclosed back porch! If we allow this as a board, do we accept any liability for it? Do we have to carry it under our insurance, or does the owner have full responsibility? Thank you! Mister Condo replies: C.G., in my experience, hot tubs are sticky subjects in condominiums for the very…

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Architectural Compliance Condominium Neighbor Issues Noise

Conditional Architectural Approval Revoked Due to Condo Neighbor Complaint

P.L. from California writes: Dear Mister Condo, We live in a building that is 4 stories. Our unit occupies stories 3 and 4. Our main living area and entrance into our home is on the 4th floor and our bedrooms are on the 3rd floor. Our downstairs neighbor has the flipped configuration – their entrance is on the 1st floor with bedrooms on the 2nd floor. We requested and received full architectural approval to replace our 4th floor…

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Condo Door Painting Not Fast Enough

S.H. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, My Board of Directors wants me to paint my new white front door brown as its the condominium-approved color. I have called a contractor to paint it who informed me that they can paint only in spring. My BOD has given me a deadline of Nov 10th. Otherwise they will have it painted at my cost. Can I give them the quote and the payment I…

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Previous Condo Owner Used Unapproved Paint Colors for Windows and Doors

A.L. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I recently purchased a condo and the board sent me a letter asking me to paint some windows on my unit as they are not the right color. The windows are the same color they were when I purchased the unit. There is nothing in the condo docs that state what color windows and doors are supposed to be. Can I be held responsible for correcting…

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