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Condo Board President Needs to Share Association’s Attorney’s Advice

B.I. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Can the president of a condo board withhold communication to/from the association’s attorney from other board members? Communication has to do with whether a resolution the board passed was proper. Mister Condo replies: B.I., as the elected leader of the Board, the President does have some executive powers that come with the office. However, unless the governing documents offer him the privilege of use of the association’s…

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Condo Owner Getting Water Damage from Outside of Unit

E.A. from Texas writes: Dear Mister Condo, I have a water problem that is coming from inside the wall. The condo association, not the management company, will send someone out to fix it. I notified the management company maintenance man and he came out and tore out the wall. Another service person came out at the request of the president of the association’s request the next day and did not know what was causing the…

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Condo Board Refuses to Address Major Safety Concern of Unit Owner

J.J. from Middlesex County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in a townhouse complex of 46 units. There are 7 board members who seem to play favorites and pick and choose who they will and will not respond to. There are 2 basements attached to owner units, where the association actually owns half of the basement and the exterior entrance to each. One of these basements is next to mine, and the cement stairs leading…

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Arbitration Forced Upon Unit Owners While Board Can Choose Other Remedies

C.I. from Hartford County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Is it legal for Condo Assoc. to require owners to go to arbitration with a complaint against the Board, but reserve for itself the right to litigate in court a complaint against an owner? Mister Condo replies: C.I., I am not an attorney so I cannot offer you any legal opinions in this column. However, in my non-legal opinion, I don’t see where there would be a…

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