Board Condominium Crime Governance HOA Legal

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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Board Communications Governance Legal

Condo Board Member Makes Cell Phone Recordings of Unit Owner Comments

E.P. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our property manager and condo board allow a homeowner to talk for “five” minutes prior to the start of their monthly board meeting. A board member records the conversation on her phone and also times you so you keep at the five-minute limitation. The homeowner is told they are being recorded but they are not asked if they approve. Nothing is documented in the minutes, except a…

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Board Condominium Governance Legal

Condo Board President Needs to Share Association’s Attorney’s Advice

B.I. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Can the president of a condo board withhold communication to/from the association’s attorney from other board members? Communication has to do with whether a resolution the board passed was proper. Mister Condo replies: B.I., as the elected leader of the Board, the President does have some executive powers that come with the office. However, unless the governing documents offer him the privilege of use of the association’s…

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Board Condominium Damage Legal

Condo Owner Getting Water Damage from Outside of Unit

E.A. from Texas writes: Dear Mister Condo, I have a water problem that is coming from inside the wall. The condo association, not the management company, will send someone out to fix it. I notified the management company maintenance man and he came out and tore out the wall. Another service person came out at the request of the president of the association’s request the next day and did not know what was causing the…

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