Condominium Damage Insurance Renting

Uninsured Condo Renter Hit Hard by Association-Hired Contractor Mistake

L.D. outside from Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, HOA hired licensed contractor to fix pipes in community garage. Our condo completely flooded every room by contractor’s fault. We do not have renter’s insurance. Have thousands of dollars in property damage. Who is responsible? Our landlord who owns the unit insurance policy does not cover our property what do we do? Mister Condo replies: L.D., I wish I had better news for you. Renter’s insurance is…

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Venting About Condo Dryer Vent Cleaning Expense

V.S. from Pennsylvania writes: Dear Mister Condo, Can a condo association insist on its association owners to use the Association chosen Dryer Vent Cleaning Company while the owners pay for it? Mister Condo replies: V.S., generally speaking, yes, that is correct. The Board can negotiate with outside contractors to conduct services within the association and some of these expenses can be assigned to the individual unit owners. Dryer vent cleaning is a classic example because…

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Condo Board Challenges Continue in Pennsylvania

(Editor’s Note: this question is a follow-up to the original post that appeared on February 14, 2019. You can see that post here: https://askmistercondo.com/board-and-fellow-unit-owners-making-condo-life-uncomfortable/) M.K. from Pennsylvania writes: Dear Mister Condo, Thank you for your recent reply. We are taking your advice and putting our home on the market after doing $4K worth of work. The only thing holding us back is a job offer in another city. In the meantime, the old ladies and men…

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Vacant Condo Units Cannot Be Sold Due to Deed Restrictions

R.K. from Massachusetts writes: Dear Mister Condo, I have worked in Condominium Management for 15 years. I currently own and operate a small management company in Massachusetts. I have been awarded Manager of Year through CAI New England, and I have problem I cannot solve and need help! At the very least, perhaps you have a story to share with others in a very unusual situation. One of my clients (a 12-condo association in Cambridge,…

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