Condominium Construction Defects Damage Governance Legal

Is Condo Responsible for Asbestos Removal and Abatement?

M.A. from Fairfield County, Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hi, can you advise if asbestos is found in the kitchen lanolin floor in a condo unit, is the unit owner responsible for its removal and cost to dispose? I believe because it’s in the unit, it’s the owner’s responsibility. Can you confirm? Mister Condo replies: M.A., since asbestos-based building materials haven’t been around for quite some time, I am going to assume this is an…

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Condo Owners Question Special Assessment When Reserve Fund is Available

K.L. from Outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Should repairs be paid for from reserves or special assessment? Our 30-unit condo is looking at a $200,000 bill to replace and reroute utility lines that apparently weren’t properly installed when the complex was built in the early 2000’s. We have a little over $400,000 in reserves. We have a board member who is pretty adamant that we do a special assessment to fund the repairs, while…

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Unlevel Balcony Rail Angers Condo Owner

R.M. from Outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, In September, my balcony railing was replaced. I have been paying for the railing for the past 3 years with 2 more years to go. My problem is that the railing was not installed properly. I put a level on it, and the railing is not level at all. Plus, numerous balcony tiles were broken. I have tried dealing with the management company, even sending them…

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Condo Contractor Makes a Mess of Unit Owner’s Siding

D.S. from Middlesex County writes: Dear Mister Condo, We had work done on a cement slab attached to the front door cement porch. First off, we asked that we be notified when the work was being done and we were not. The workers damaged our siding, and the cement slab poured was stuck to the siding. No drip edge was put in and on the outer side, the siding was bent. Our Board insists everything…

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