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Unit Owner Pissed Off at Condo Board Over Dog Urine Remediation

K.R. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I just purchased a unit that was a short sale. It had visible dog urine damage. The board was aware of this unit’s condition. After removing the carpeting and padding there is wet sub floor and wet framing from the dog urine. I am replacing the sub floor and some insulation as the dog urine seeped through the abutting sub floor and caused damage to some of…

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Board CIOA Condominium Governance Legal Neighbor Issues

Former Board Member Making Life Difficult for New Board and Condo Contractors

M.M. from Windham County writes: Dear Mister Condo, A resident is prone to harassing our contractors for landscaping and snow removal. He is very resentful that he is no longer on the board and sends us lengthy emails about their shortcomings. Years ago, he used to enjoy kickbacks from contractors who no longer work here. He also removes branches, shovels snow and blames us for his hernia. Our manager reminded him that he is not…

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Condo Meeting Notice Delivery Requirements

V.A. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, What is the law on providing meeting notices to unit owners-re Websites-e-mail, Blogs or Notice boards at the Condominium? Mister Condo replies: V.A., there isn’t one specific law about how an association provides or serves notice of meetings for unit owners. Your condominium governance documents usually state that unit owners will be notified by mail. Of course, most of those documents were written long before the proliferation…

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HOA Board Governing but Not by The Rules!

D.C. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, There are 29 homes in my HOA. The board refuses to get training and dictates policy based on their judgement. They have dictated that we have to clear the snow from sidewalks in front of our lot. My lot front has a 10 foot set back. Shouldn’t all sidewalks be labeled common areas and therefore cleared along with the sidewalks in front of open spaces which…

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