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Hoarder Refusing Unit Access Adds to Hurricane Irma Damage

E.E. from Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, We just suffered flooding due to Hurricane Irma in 3 of our 6 townhome buildings. The building where we are having an issue has 6 units adjoined by a 2-hour firewall. We have 1 unit owner is a hoarder – very bad, almost no walkpath. The unit flooded and we need her to move everything on the 1st floor for the repairs that the Association’s insurance is willing…

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Hoarding Condo Unit Owner Leaves; Rubbish Remains!

C.V. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, The next door neighbor ended up having to leave her condo and go into assisted living 2 years gone now. A month ago, a horrible order was coming through my walls in upstairs rooms. The manger was finally able to get into the neighbor’s condo and found that the refrigerator had stopped working. All food in there (2 year old food!) had rotted and built up…

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Aluminum Wiring at Condo Unit of a Hoarder

P.D. from New London County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I have a hoarder compounded with aluminum wiring.  Is there a precedent for how to deal with this problem? Mister Condo replies: P.D., my short answer is “Yikes”! You have two very different and potentially very serious issues here. I am not sure which one should be tackled first but my instinct is that a lot of this will boil down to the association’s right to…

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Board Condominium Damage Governance Legal Neighbor Issues Rules Enforcement

Hoarding Leads to Mouse Infestation at Condo

M.L. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, What recourse do I have if my association and Management Company are not addressing the problem of mice in a particular row of units? One unit owner is a hoarder and does not respond to inquiries from the management company. Mister Condo replies: M.L., this is a case of unit owner’s rights versus association rights. Your best course of action is to continue to pressure your Board…

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