Board Damage Property Management Renting

Incommunicative Condo Manager Upsetting Unit Owner

R.S. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am extremely unhappy with our property manager. He is unreliable, often ignores e-mails and phone calls and needs to be hounded to get anything done. This week my tenant notified me that there was water from melting snow leaking into the condo. The property manager did send someone out, however, they didn’t complete the job and were to have come back the next day. The…

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Board Condominium Governance Legal Renting Rules Enforcement

Condo Rental Cap Requires a By-Law Change

L.R. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, What is the amount of votes needed to change a bylaw? We are considering making a cap on rentals in our complex as absentee landlords are renting to multi-family groups (against our bylaws). Mister Condo replies: L.R., I am sorry that you have unit owners in your association who are renting to ineligible renters. Rather than change your by-laws which can be challenging at best, why not…

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Condominium Damage Financial Legal Pets Renting

Hellish HOA Landlord

M.G. from Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, What if an owner lies to the renter and their HOA concerning the number of dogs living in their unit? My owners put on the lease and collected $450 nonrefundable pet fee for 2 dogs. However, unbeknownst to me until I moved in, they put 1 dog on the HOA form. This is because there is a strict “20 pound, 1 dog” limit on the property. However, I…

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Board Condominium Governance Legal Renting Volunteer Voting

How Too Many Non-Resident Unit Owners in a Condo Association Changes Everything

E.C. from Litchfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, The same people who established the condominium in which I live still control it. Though units were first sold in 1990, one of the developers maintains 15 of the 130 units. This block of condo units represents 15 votes, which when added to condo units controlled by their friends on the board, leads to a lot of apparent financial shenanigans and bullying of owners who simply want…

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