Board Condominium Governance Legal Renting Rules Enforcement

Condo Rental Cap Requires a By-Law Change

L.R. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, What is the amount of votes needed to change a bylaw? We are considering making a cap on rentals in our complex as absentee landlords are renting to multi-family groups (against our bylaws). Mister Condo replies: L.R., I am sorry that you have unit owners in your association who are renting to ineligible renters. Rather than change your by-laws which can be challenging at best, why not…

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Condominium Governance Parking Rules Enforcement

Condo Parking Law for Backing Up Cars

G.K. from Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, In Florida, what is the law about backing your car up in your parking space? Mister Condo replies: G.K., I am not aware of any law that requires you to back your car into your parking space. However, many associations require that your license plate be visible when parked so that they can easily see that the vehicle is properly registered and licensed. Most associations prohibit unlicensed and/or…

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Board Condominium Pets Rules Enforcement

Tricking the Condo Board on the Number of Pets Per Unit

M.L. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a condo that has a one pet rule, I have a dog. Recently my girlfriend moved in and she also has a dog. I received a letter from the Corporation citing the one pet rule and was asked to remove one of the dogs. A neighbor that I have become friendly with has offered to register one of the dogs as his thereby…

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Board Condominium Governance Legal Pets Rules Enforcement

Condo Association Evicts Dog Owner After 5 Years!

K.V. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I’ve been living in my condo for over 5 years. The association has never ever enforced the no dog over 20-pounds rule the entire time. Now I have an eviction notice on my door. Are they able to do that? Can they now kick me out for my dog? I’ve had her there for 5 years. I would have never moved in if I knew this…

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