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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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Incommunicative Condo Manager Upsetting Unit Owner

R.S. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am extremely unhappy with our property manager. He is unreliable, often ignores e-mails and phone calls and needs to be hounded to get anything done. This week my tenant notified me that there was water from melting snow leaking into the condo. The property manager did send someone out, however, they didn’t complete the job and were to have come back the next day. The…

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Condo Roof Icicles Do Not Concern the Board

G.B. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, The gutters on the second-floor downspouts just go down a little bit and then the water runs across the flat roof shooting over the gutters on the first floor in the winter time. We have huge icicles. They refused to fix it. I have been asking them to fix it for two years now. Mister Condo replies: G.B., I am sorry that the design of your…

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Seasonal HOA Common Wall Leak Causing Year-Round Unit Damage

A.Y. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I wonder should the HOA be responsible for repair of interior damage caused by exterior leaks? We live in a townhome and since this summer we started to notice moisture damage on our hardwood floor along the baseboard/molding of a wall facing the backyard (not a shared wall). It’s visible that small amount of moisture sitting on the floor just along the baseboards and the floors showed…

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