A.B. from Hartford County writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
I live in a condo development that has 8 different associations. One of those associations is considered the “master board” in that they handle the trash contract and the “common areas.” The members of the board are elected but not every association is represented on that board because some associations are larger than others and the smaller associations never get represented. I heard that there was a new law in place in Connecticut that prevented this from happening. True? If so, how can I get a copy of that law? Thanks.
Mister Condo replies:
A.B., Master Associations have long been a part of community association governance. Since you had a legal question and I am not an attorney, I reached to a friend who is an attorney practicing in community association law. Here is what the attorney had to say:
“A “master association” is any organization which has been delegated the powers of one or more common interest ownership associations. They only have whatever powers are given to them in the declarations of those other associations, and those declarations also specify how the master board is elected, so you’d need to read them to determine what your community’s master association can do and how its elections should be conducted. The governing statute is C.G.S. Section 47-239, which has not had any recent amendments of the type you’re describing.”
I hope that helps. All the best!
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