E.E. from Fairfield County, Connecticut writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Mister Condo replies:
E.E., is there anything more disappointing to a community than a unit owner who doesn’t pay the common fees they agreed to pay in timely fashion when they purchased their condo?
The short answer is to your question is “Yes”. The Connecticut Common Interest Ownership Act, also known as CIOA, allows condo boards to suspend a delinquent unit owner’s privileges, which the unit owner would then no longer be able to confer to his tenants. Only non-essential privileges like the ones you mention can be suspended; the board could not deny the tenant access to the unit or terminate its utility services.