Condominium Damage Neighbor Issues

Condo Unit Owner Removes Load Bearing Wall; Disaster Ensues

N.G. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I have a condo on the fourth floor. An owner of a unit below moved a load bearing wall and now I have cracks on my walls and my floor sags. Who’s responsible; the owner that did the work or the association? Mister Condo replies: N.G., Yikes! I always shake my head in disbelief when I hear these stories. A unit owner took it upon themselves…

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Board Communications Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Selling

Board and Fellow Unit Owners Making Condo Life Uncomfortable

M.K. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, My condo is 40% Fundamentalist Christian. They have a weekly Bible study and control the Board. We had a ten-year standing water issue which was finally resolved when we took steps looking into a lawyer. They are so judgmental and repeatedly report us to the board over trivial matters. We moved out and now are moving back in after our home failed to sell. They kept…

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Board Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Nuisance

Condo Dryer Vent Aimed at Neighbor’s Window and Deck

A.G. from California writes: Dear Mister Condo, My neighbor’s dryer vent blows onto my deck, heating my personal outside area. My dog can’t go outside, my kids can’t play, and I can’t even open my bedroom window or leave my sliding glass doors open, because the hot air from their dryer blows inside. Other condos have their dryers venting into the alley, but my neighbor won’t do it. What can I do? Mister Condo replies:…

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Common Fees Condominium Financial Governance Legal Neighbor Issues

A Top 10 Bad Condo Story! 80% of Unit Owners Don’t Pay Fees!

M.D. from New Jersey writes: Dear Mister Condo, How can I get out of a 100-unit condo development where only 20 units pay maintenance and road dues? The association painted over rotten wood siding 4 years ago! They cut what little grass there is every two weeks that’s about the extent of the maintenance for last 10 years. Retaining walls falling down, parking lots are sliding in to the building, the roof leaks with ice…

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