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Condo Board Challenges Continue in Pennsylvania

(Editor’s Note: this question is a follow-up to the original post that appeared on February 14, 2019. You can see that post here: M.K. from Pennsylvania writes: Dear Mister Condo, Thank you for your recent reply. We are taking your advice and putting our home on the market after doing $4K worth of work. The only thing holding us back is a job offer in another city. In the meantime, the old ladies and men…

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Condo Board Wishes to Tow Vehicle of Owner in Arrears

L.M. from New York writes: Dear Mister Condo, If a condo owner is in arrears and refuses to pay common charges, be legally towed, with prior written notice, from the parking plaza or street, which are all private. Thank you. Mister Condo replies: L.M., most likely not but there are exceptions. Condo owners, even those in arrears, have basic rights as owners of the unit and members of the association. Those rights are not suspended…

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Unit Owner Fined for Questionable Rule

G.V. from Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, I recently received a fine from my condo for violating a rule about having drinks around the pool area (not glass). Our bylaws mention other pool rules such as no glass, but do not mention specifically drinks around the pool. I tried to appeal the fine and they upheld it. The fine was my first warning about this “rule” as well. Is there anything I can do? Mister…

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Feral Cats Find Friendly Unit Owners; Association Board Not So Much!

R.S. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hi! We are currently feeding and maintaining a mama cat and her 3 kittens plus 2 other friendly feral cats on our front porch. Association putting pressure on us to “get rid” of our outdoor friends. We are good people and good home owners. We have done so much to be good neighbors and keep up our property on our own. We are trying to find…

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