Condominium FHA Legal Neighbor Issues

Condo Fire Hazard or Religious Accommodation?

R.G. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, A new renter has long tree leaves hanging on what looks like a mini clothes line on the front of their condo door. It is against our condo rules, and I think it could be a fire hazard. Our condo building management is checking for religious accommodation, which I think is wrong since it is against the condo rules to have anything on the hallway door…

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Board Condominium Legal Parking

Condo Board Sued for Not Offering Handicapped Parking

S.B. from New Haven County, Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Our condo is individual stand-alone units with a garage & driveway that accommodates a second car, therefore unit owners are not allowed to park in the street. One owner claimed that his heart condition makes it “physically stressful” to move his car daily and requests a handicap spot in front of his house. We denied, and he filed a civil rights claim. Mister Condo replies:…

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Board Legal Voting

Board President and Condo Vendor Appear to be in Cahoots

M.P. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, We have a dictatorial President of our HOA. As a new Board member, he’s not happy with a newbie questioning or scrutinizing his dealings with vendors, etc.. In a surprise move, during a meeting he disclosed to the Board that I personally had a prior legal matter with an existing vendor (who’s under contract) and that may constitute a conflict of interest. He suggested that I…

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Board Condominium Crime Legal Pets

Condo Trespassing by Non-Unit Owners is a Cause for Concern

C.F. from Hartford County, Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a small condo complex. We have a nice park like setting. Unfortunately, that brings in non-residents to walk their dogs, or jog. The front entrance to our complex has a sign posted Private Property No Soliciting. In the past I have had to speak to people coming onto the property to walk their dogs and who let them relieve themselves on our property.…

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