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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Board Condominium Governance Rules Enforcement

Questionable Condo Alarm Rules Requires Compliance

A.R. from Massachusetts writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am the owner of a condo and live there. An amendment recently made to the condo’s rules and regulations now states that unit owners, for condos unoccupied for >72 hours from Oct. 15th to Apr. 15th, now must register a local Unit Care Taker with the Trustee President through his web site, and we must now obtain a Freeze Alarm warning light, to be located in the…

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Condominium Neighbor Issues Noise

Noisy Doors and Floors Leads to Feuding Condo Neighbors

J.H. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I purchased the condo I currently live in 5 months ago. I live in the bottom unit and have 2 units above me. The woman who lives above me has complained that we are slamming the front door. She has taken to slamming on the floor when we close the front door. The issue for us is we are just closing the door and have never…

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Board Condominium Governance Voting

How Cold Can the Condo Board Keep the Common Areas?

R.M. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Are there any rules for one when a condo should turn the heat on in the common areas? Our common areas are 58° right now and dropping quickly. For some reason or another the association is refusing to turn the heat on and people are shivering. What can be done about this? Can we withhold our condo fees? Mister Condo replies: R.M., the Board of the…

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