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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Board Condominium Governance Nuisance Rules Enforcement

Foul Odors From Infirmed Neighbor Ruining Condo Owner’s Life

M.F. from California writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in Glendale, CA. There is a person (‘a room-mate’) as she says who takes care of a bed-bound person. The kitchen curtain is always open which is directly across from my 2nd bedroom and she spends her day outside on the walkway smoking. I have asked her to NOT smoke outside my windows but it seems as if every time I open my door there she is.…

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Board Condominium Governance Legal Neighbor Issues Nuisance Smoking

There is No “Right to Smoke” at the Condo!

H.S. from Washington state writes: Dear Mister Condo, We have an owner who is objecting to his neighbor below, who smokes while sitting on her back deck. She even has a fan going outside to blow smoke away, so it does not go upstairs. We have rules saying no smoking within 25 feet of bldgs. But smoking is allowed on back decks. We only added in rules years back about 25 feet so not to…

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Board Condominium Damage Governance Noise Nuisance Property Management

Leaky Toilet Noise Disturbs the Condo Peace. Shoddy Repair Work Disturbs the Owner!

N.H. from Alberta, Canada writes: Dear Mister Condo, I had issues with a continuous flow of water from my toilet. Although the flap is closed, it’s not filling water in the tank. I did not know that flowing noise had affected the units below me, & made complaints to the manager. Got a call ” someone is coming to check your water between 9-10am” That’s all. I thought they are checking each unit of our…

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