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Condo Board Refuses to Address Major Safety Concern of Unit Owner

J.J. from Middlesex County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a townhouse complex of 46 units. There are 7 board members who seem to play favorites and pick and choose who they will and will not respond to. There are 2 basements attached to owner units, where the association actually owns half of the basement and the exterior entrance to each. One of these basements is next to mine, and the cement stairs leading…

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Transitioning Outgoing Condo Manager Fees

R.S. from New London County writes: Dear Mister Condo, What can we expect legally that a transitioning property manager must provide to a new incoming property manager upon termination? What is the outgoing manager allowed to charge after termination, and what is considered reasonable or unreasonable? Mister Condo replies: R.S., developer transition in a condominium association is a tricky time at best. There are very few rules or laws to guide you here and my…

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Previous Condo Owner Installed Hardwood Floors Improperly

S.B. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, We are having problems with our hardwood floors cupping. We just found out that our Management told the previous owner that the floors were not being properly installed and this could happen. Isn’t it the responsibility of Management to let us know of this improper installation before we purchased the unit? Shouldn’t they help pay for some of the very expensive repairs we now have? Thanks for…

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Aggressive Dog Worries Condo Board

K.D. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, What is the procedure if an owner has an aggressive dog on property. Do we have to wait for an incident before having the animal removed? Mister Condo replies: K.D., I am sorry that you have an aggressive dog housed within your condo. “Aggressive” is a subjective term so it is quite difficult for me to give you an answer you can put into action. Start…

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