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Condo Owners Verbally Assaulted ; Call the Police!


L.C. from New Haven County writes:

Dear Mister Condo,

What relief are condo owners entitled to from the association or property manager in a complex when another condo owner with a history of violence repeatedly yells threatening and abusive comments at them on a regular basis?

Mister Condo replies:

L.C., I am truly sorry that you find yourself in a living situation where you have an out of control neighbor creating a hostile environment for you and your fellow unit owners. It is important to draw the line between community association governance and management, which is the role of the Board and the Property Manager, respectively, and local law enforcement, which is the purview of your local police department. Threatening and abusive comments or behavior should be reported to the police department for corrective action. It would seem to me that the individual in question should be arrested. Neither your Board nor your Property Manager has any authority over that type of behavior. Now, if that same individual is violating association rules, those violations should be reported to the Board or Property Manager for appropriate action. Best wishes!

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