Board Condominium Financial Governance Rules Enforcement

Unit Owner Fined for Questionable Rule

G.V. from Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, I recently received a fine from my condo for violating a rule about having drinks around the pool area (not glass). Our bylaws mention other pool rules such as no glass, but do not mention specifically drinks around the pool. I tried to appeal the fine and they upheld it. The fine was my first warning about this “rule” as well. Is there anything I can do? Mister…

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Board Condominium Damage Governance Insurance

Condo Roof Icicles Do Not Concern the Board

G.B. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, The gutters on the second-floor downspouts just go down a little bit and then the water runs across the flat roof shooting over the gutters on the first floor in the winter time. We have huge icicles. They refused to fix it. I have been asking them to fix it for two years now. Mister Condo replies: G.B., I am sorry that the design of your…

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Communications Condominium Governance Property Management

Proper Condo Unit Owner Notice to Enter Premises

J.C. from Middlesex County writes: Dear Mister Condo, How much notice is required to owner if management company needs to enter? Mister Condo replies: J.C., there are a few different answers to your question so let’s review why the management company might need to enter your unit. In the event of an emergency, say a flood or a fire, if the management company has your key and entering your unit can prevent further damage or…

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Board Condominium Governance Volunteer Voting

How Do We Compel the Condo Board to Act?

C.J. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, My board is very reluctant to spend money. There the 12 units here that are having drainage issues that are causing flooding and other problems. Can we compel the board to correct the situation? Mister Condo replies: C.J., I am sorry that unit owners in your association are suffering with poor drainage issues. You really can’t compel the Board to do anything. You can, however, change…

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