G.B. from Cook County, Illinois writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
A camera has been discovered in my condo building. It’s attached to the garage door opener of one of the unit owners. Shouldn’t all the unit owners have been notified that a camera has been installed and our comings and goings are being recorded? Even those who don’t have a car in the garage have to go through the garage to get to the trash dumpster room.
Mister Condo replies:
G.B., for the most part condo associations have banned the use of camera and video recording equipment within common areas for the very reason you have mentioned. It puts unit owners under surveillance without proper notification. The association can install video surveillance anywhere they wish; individual unit owners may not. Your next move is to notify the association Board and/or management company of the camera and for them to ask the unit owner to remove it. That should resolve the matter. All the best!