Board Condominium Nuisance Property Management

Condo Garbage Piling Up and the Lack of Explanation Stinks!

E.W. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, What can I do when the supposed ‘management company’ constantly and willfully fails to inform us why garbage keeps piling up without removal for weeks. I do not want to go to the city because I am afraid it will lead to a fine on the condo association (which I am regretfully a part of since I am a remorseful owner). I have emailed them. I am…

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Board Condominium Governance Legal

Can a Condo Owner’s Designee Serve as Trustee?

J.E. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Is it possible for a nonresident unit owner to appoint someone living in the unit (a relative) to serve as the unit’s representative? This is beyond just a proxy. The relative in question would like to become a trustee but is not the owner. Mister Condo replies: J.E., the answer may be as specialized as your particular state. Typically, some form of power of attorney would…

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Board Condominium Financial Insurance Legal

Condo Owners Suffer Temporary Loss of Dwelling for Repairs

R.H. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, The condo I live in is my primary residence. After being handed an assessment fee of 5k (which I have paid) to make repairs to two of the building’s entryways (stairs/access). I’ve been informed by email I have to move out during construction due to the nature of the work. They “think” we will have to be out two weeks. There is no wording in the…

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Board Condominium Governance Legal Rules Enforcement

Suing the Condo Board for Not Enforcing Rules

H.F. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Can board be sued for a unit owner habitually breaking rules? Mister Condo replies: H.F., in our litigious society, just about anyone can sue another person or entity. The short answer is, yes, the Board can be sued for not enforcing the covenants and rules of an association. However, it is timely and expensive and may not bring about the change you seek in the resident…

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