Buying Condominium Governance Rules Enforcement

Undisclosed Condo Rules Angering New Buyer

J.R. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Are rules that are not disclosed in condo docs at the time of purchase enforceable? A neighbor just asserted I was violating a rule by bringing a bicycle in through the front entrance rather than the service entrance and threatened a fine. When I purchased my unit I actually read the 109 pages of condo rules that were disclosed at the time, and no such rule…

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Board Buying Condominium Parking

New Condo Owner Needs to Remove Handicapped Parking Designation from Deeded Space

M.F. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, We are looking to buy a condo. It comes with two deeded spaces. However, one of the spaces has a handicapped designation. Will we be free to use the spaces (as we would be the owners) despite the designation?  Mister Condo replies: M.F., congratulations on the new condo! You should check with either the management company or the Board of the condo before you purchase just…

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Buying Communications Condominium Construction Defects Damage Legal Selling

Previous Condo Owner Installed Hardwood Floors Improperly

S.B. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, We are having problems with our hardwood floors cupping. We just found out that our Management told the previous owner that the floors were not being properly installed and this could happen. Isn’t it the responsibility of Management to let us know of this improper installation before we purchased the unit? Shouldn’t they help pay for some of the very expensive repairs we now have? Thanks for…

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Assessments Buying Communications Condominium Financial

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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