Condominium Damage Financial Governance

Careless Condo Owner Ruining Neighboring Unit

H.H. from Los Angeles writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in Los Angeles and the unit above me has had water leaking into my unit – this will make the 4th time. I had to get my insurance company involved last time and they had to replace my ceiling and shower. 2 days ago, water was pouring into my newly renovated kitchen. She claims she spilled a pitcher of water. I have pics and video.…

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Board Communications Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Selling

Board and Fellow Unit Owners Making Condo Life Uncomfortable

M.K. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, My condo is 40% Fundamentalist Christian. They have a weekly Bible study and control the Board. We had a ten-year standing water issue which was finally resolved when we took steps looking into a lawyer. They are so judgmental and repeatedly report us to the board over trivial matters. We moved out and now are moving back in after our home failed to sell. They kept…

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Board Condominium Governance Neighbor Issues Nuisance

Condo Dryer Vent Aimed at Neighbor’s Window and Deck

A.G. from California writes: Dear Mister Condo, My neighbor’s dryer vent blows onto my deck, heating my personal outside area. My dog can’t go outside, my kids can’t play, and I can’t even open my bedroom window or leave my sliding glass doors open, because the hot air from their dryer blows inside. Other condos have their dryers venting into the alley, but my neighbor won’t do it. What can I do? Mister Condo replies:…

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Condominium Damage Financial Insurance Neighbor Issues

Condo Owner Floods Uninsured Neighbor’s Unit

H.W. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Recently my washer broke (the tube was incorrectly installed by the previous owner and it popped off). I didn’t realize anything was wrong until the unit below me called in a panic about the water leaking from his ceiling. Water was pooling in my catch tray and the overflow was then leaking under the floor boards, so there was never any pooling to alert me. Unfortunately,…

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