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Deceased Majority Condo Unit Owner Creates Governance Issues

P.D. from Texas writes: Dear Mister Condo, We have 116 townhome units that fall under the Texas HOA Condo law, and 50 of those units were bought out years ago by a gentleman who has since died. His estate is tied up in court and with the IRS because he didn’t have a will (I know RIGHT)? Anyway, for years his ‘property management’ lady that rents and lives on property is always using her 50…

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Transitioning Outgoing Condo Manager Fees

R.S. from New London County writes: Dear Mister Condo, What can we expect legally that a transitioning property manager must provide to a new incoming property manager upon termination? What is the outgoing manager allowed to charge after termination, and what is considered reasonable or unreasonable? Mister Condo replies: R.S., developer transition in a condominium association is a tricky time at best. There are very few rules or laws to guide you here and my…

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Question of Financial Liability for Condo Decks Leads to Foreclosure!

D.U. from New London County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I own a condo in a building without deck units, whereas other buildings in the condo have decks attached to their units. Since a deck or balcony is not a common element, I feel that it is not fair to be asked to pay $2,000.00 for the repairs of other units’ decks. Plus, I was appalled to learn at one of the meetings that some decks…

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Previous Condo Owner May Have Failed to Disclose Upcoming Special Assessment

C.P. from Middlesex County writes: Dear Mister Condo, My daughter bought a condo where her association fees are $450.00 per month. Due to future major roof improvement job her payment will increase by $300.00. We feel the seller had to know about this upcoming project and didn’t reveal this very crucial information. The other choice to pay would be a one-time payment for $22,000.00 per unit. There are 40 units. Something doesn’t seem legal here.…

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