S.P. from outside of Connecticut writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Who can enforce the rules?
Mister Condo replies:
S.P., I appreciate a question of simple words. Let me give you a simple answer. The Board of Directors is the democratically elected group of unit owners who can enforce the rules. Unit owners, such as you, can submit violations of rules by other unit owners but it is up to the Board to enforce (or not enforce if they so choose) the rules. If the Board doesn’t enforce the rules, you can always elect new Board members that will enforce the rules. It really is that simple. Hope that helps!
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In some documents I’ve seen, owners can also go to court to enforce rules if the board does not.
My HOA is like that. I can take them to court to get them to enforce dog leash rules. They simply refuse to enforce many of the rules, leading to chaos. We have had lawsuits in the past over dog bites. Why should we invite judgements / settlements / special assessments when all residents should have their dogs on a leash.