Board Communications Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Rules Enforcement Selling

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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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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Buying Communications Condominium Construction Defects Damage Legal Selling

Previous Condo Owner Installed Hardwood Floors Improperly

S.B. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, We are having problems with our hardwood floors cupping. We just found out that our Management told the previous owner that the floors were not being properly installed and this could happen. Isn’t it the responsibility of Management to let us know of this improper installation before we purchased the unit? Shouldn’t they help pay for some of the very expensive repairs we now have? Thanks for…

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Condominium FHA Mortgage Selling

Condo’s FHA Approval Expiration Date Critical to Sale of Condo

J.D. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I have a buyer interested in my condo and ready to put in an offer and is FHA approved. The HOA’s FHA approval runs out in 37 days. If this buyer gets an offer in before that date can he still get an FHA mortgage? Mister Condo replies: J.D., congrats on finding a buyer for your condo. FHA approval is typically required by banks offering mortgages…

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