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Withholding Condo Common Fees for Poor Landscaping is a Bad Idea!

L.B. from New Haven writes: Dear Mister Condo, We pay a high HOA fee at my complex which includes routine work such as landscaping. Our landscapers do as little as possible and the property is always a mess. Overgrown bushes, grass, weeds, etc. Numerous complaints have been made to the property manager and she does nothing to follow thru. My question is, if I trim my own bushes, weed and basically clean up, do I…

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One Building; Two Different Condo Management Firms

C.K. from New York City writes: Dear Mister Condo, Can one condo building have two different management firms? One third of the condos are owned by one person. Can there be two different managers? Mister Condo replies: C.K., I don’t see why not. The obvious question is how many associations are there in each building? If the entire building is just one big association, there may be no need for multiple management firms. If there…

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Property Manager Fails to Solve Condo Owners Water Leak

E.W. from Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, Not sure if you can help me since I am in Florida but I’ll give it a try. I’ve been having difficulties finding any free advice and do not wish to contact an attorney at this point. A week ago, I noticed I have a leak in ceiling of my condo that has worked its way down into the wall pooling next to a bank of light switches.…

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Snow Removal Responsibility for Condo Limited Common Elements

B.P. from Pennsylvania writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a condominium HOA. Our documents state that the association is responsible for snow removal in common areas. It specifically excludes driveways, but what about limited common areas such as porches and steps? About half of the units are townhouse types. Do these owners need coverage for accidents that may occur on areas that are not association responsibility? Mister Condo replies: B.P., just as your documents…

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