H.F. from outside of Connecticut writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Can board be sued for a unit owner habitually breaking rules?
Mister Condo replies:
H.F., in our litigious society, just about anyone can sue another person or entity. The short answer is, yes, the Board can be sued for not enforcing the covenants and rules of an association. However, it is timely and expensive and may not bring about the change you seek in the resident who is breaking the rules. Do you have any idea why this resident is acting out? Is there no other way to solve this problem? Lawsuits are always possible but there may be other solutions to try first. If you have spoken to your Board and have not received a satisfactory response, your next move may be to speak to an attorney to exhaust all of the other possibilities (mediation, for instance). Keep in mind that any judgment against the association will come from the association, of which, you are a part, meaning you may end up paying some money to the association if you win a financial judgement. All the best!