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Condo Board Wishes to Tow Vehicle of Owner in Arrears

L.M. from New York writes: Dear Mister Condo, If a condo owner is in arrears and refuses to pay common charges, be legally towed, with prior written notice, from the parking plaza or street, which are all private. Thank you. Mister Condo replies: L.M., most likely not but there are exceptions. Condo owners, even those in arrears, have basic rights as owners of the unit and members of the association. Those rights are not suspended…

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Condo Experiences Third Special Assessment in Three Years

R.F. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am a member of the Board of Directors for my association for 6 years. There are 135 homeowners in 32 buildings plus a clubhouse. The buildings’ ages are from 30-36 years built with exterior wood clapboard. The repair, prep, material and painting are on a 12-year cycle. This is the 3rd year for a “special assessment”. There is a conflict as to the definition of…

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Identical Square Footage But Higher Monthly Condo Common Fees

K.G. from Michigan writes: Dear Mister Condo, I recently found out that a same size condo as mine is being charged less per month in monthly fees. HOA indicated they charge by the square footage which are on the original plans. I reviewed the plans and the square footage is the same. I have requested in writing, why I am paying a higher price. HOA has not responded. I don’t know where to go from…

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How Many Month’s Common Fees Can Be Collected in Foreclosure?

B.O. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, What is the maximum months of common fees an association can collect in a bank foreclosure? What is the maximum an association can collect when they foreclose? Mister Condo replies: B.O., the answer is not as clear as you might expect. The actions taken by the association in advance of the foreclosure can have an effect on the outcome. For that reason alone, many associations turn to…

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