Communications Condominium Governance Property Management

Proper Condo Unit Owner Notice to Enter Premises

J.C. from Middlesex County writes: Dear Mister Condo, How much notice is required to owner if management company needs to enter? Mister Condo replies: J.C., there are a few different answers to your question so let’s review why the management company might need to enter your unit. In the event of an emergency, say a flood or a fire, if the management company has your key and entering your unit can prevent further damage or…

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How Do We Compel the Condo Board to Act?

C.J. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, My board is very reluctant to spend money. There the 12 units here that are having drainage issues that are causing flooding and other problems. Can we compel the board to correct the situation? Mister Condo replies: C.J., I am sorry that unit owners in your association are suffering with poor drainage issues. You really can’t compel the Board to do anything. You can, however, change…

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Homeowners Accuse HOA President of Embezzlement!

J.M. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, My HOA President is embezzling funds from our HOA and it appears he is getting a “bonus” from the contractors we use. What are the correct steps to remove him from his position and possibly sue him (we have evidence of some of his transgressions)? Mister Condo replies: J.M., I am so sorry to hear about any HOA having their funds stolen through embezzlement. While it…

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Withholding Condo Common Fees for Poor Landscaping is a Bad Idea!

L.B. from New Haven writes: Dear Mister Condo, We pay a high HOA fee at my complex which includes routine work such as landscaping. Our landscapers do as little as possible and the property is always a mess. Overgrown bushes, grass, weeds, etc. Numerous complaints have been made to the property manager and she does nothing to follow thru. My question is, if I trim my own bushes, weed and basically clean up, do I…

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