Board Condominium Construction Defects Governance Windows

Board Sides with Condo Glass Door Installer Who Did a Poor Job!

S.L. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, My complex is in the process of installing new windows and sliding glass doors. Mine were installed last Friday. Since then, I have a humming in my bedroom that is loud enough to keep me awake at night. I’ve contacted the installers; they insist nothing is wrong. I’ve contacted the complex and they are siding with the installers. I’ve spoken to an independent contractor who says…

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Architectural Compliance Condominium Governance Windows

Condo Window Replacement Conundrum

J.L. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a small, self-managed condo building of which I am the sole Trustee. We have a back stairwell that every unit has common access to, but spacious landings with street viewing windows and storage/closets that are exclusive use. When I bought my place, it was the height of summer and I did not realize how dreadful my landing window situation was. They are old…

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Architectural Compliance Board Condominium Governance Rules Enforcement Windows

Making Condo Unit Owners Comply with Architectural Compliance

M.D. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I’m on the Board of a 118-unit high rise condo building and wondering if you’re aware of any effective strategies to enforce compliance with our “white only” exterior appearance of window treatments? Mister Condo replies: M.D., if the association has published and properly adopted architectural compliance guidelines that indicate “white only” exterior appearance of window treatments, it is as simple as citing the unit owners who…

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Venting About Poor Condo Ventilation

N.L. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Could you suggest me to solve my condo problem, please? The problem is that my condo ventilation is very poor. In each room, there is one window, one ventilation fan and one door. The window is the only way of fresh air from outside. The door is connected to a shared corridor which air can’t be ventilated because there is no any window in the corridor.…

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