R.G. from New Haven County writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Mister Condo replies:
R.G., that is mighty unneighborly behavior by your upstairs neighbor! It is a shame when condos need to create rules that basic human decency should address. Is your upstairs neighbor even aware of the problem they are creating? Maybe a simple conversation would stop the behavior. Assuming this person doesn’t care to be a good neighbor there are a few things you can do. First, check your condo rules. Many have rules prohibiting water runoff of any kind onto a neighbor’s deck. This usually carries a fine per occurrence. After a few fines, the behavior usually stops. If there is no rule, you should ask your Board to adopt one at their next meeting. State your issue plainly and clearly as you have done here and ask them to bring the issue to a vote. Once the rule is in place, be sure to report each and every violation to your Board or Property Manager. Best wishes!