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No Love for Love-Making Condo Neighbors

B.B. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I own my condo 34 years now. Renters sharing a bedroom wall have sex off and on, all night, EVERY night. My doctors say it is an addiction. My help is near at a critical stage as the anxiety and lack of sleep is causing me some serious problems. The condo is 44 years and has floor problems which the association and management company won’t acknowledge. I…

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Condominium Governance Legal Neighbor Issues

Condo Unit Owners Want to Add Private Decks on Commonly Owned Lands

B.M. from Massachusetts writes: Dear Mister Condo, We are a 4-unit condo association where 2 owners want to take commonly owned outside land for private decks. How is the outside land valued in terms of the monthly HOA fees? Is there a standard used, i.e. value it at 50% interior space? Mister Condo replies: B.M., unless the governing documents prevent the unit owners from doing so, they may be free to install decks on the…

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Crime Neighbor Issues Property Management

Condo Owner Altercation with Property Manager Leads to Arrest

K.H. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, An owner has filed a temporary restraint order on our resident manager and tried twice to have him arrested and finally succeeded. The manager can’t do his job without the possibly of being close. He will likely not be allowed within 100 feet of our building where the unit owner resides. In the meantime, the building is unprotected while the manager is in jail. I am not…

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Condominium Damage Neighbor Issues

Condo Unit Owner Removes Load Bearing Wall; Disaster Ensues

N.G. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I have a condo on the fourth floor. An owner of a unit below moved a load bearing wall and now I have cracks on my walls and my floor sags. Who’s responsible; the owner that did the work or the association? Mister Condo replies: N.G., Yikes! I always shake my head in disbelief when I hear these stories. A unit owner took it upon themselves…

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