Atty. George: As an owner in a cooperative in Connecticut, can you tell me if the Connecticut Common Interest Ownership Act applies to us? The Common Interest Ownership Act covers cooperatives (CIOA, CGS 47-202 through 47- 299). The rights and protections the Act gives to Condominium unit owners it gives equally to Cooperative unit owners.
Hi Gail: Question; I asked the management company about looking at the check register for last year and am told it will be very time consuming and I will be billed for the time to get these records together. Board members should have all pertinent information in their monthly reports broken out into 5 reports.
Hi Pat A question: So the board here has drafted new rules and bylaws for the complex. I was told by a board member that it’s only the board that gets to vote on these two documents. Is that correct? And are there new laws saying a condo complex has to update their Declaration? Normally
Connecticut condo board members and those interested in the management of their associations should consider attending Saturday’s (March 8) 17th Annual CAI-CT Conference & Expo. The even is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. and will go until 2 p.m. at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. The cost for CAI members is $25, for nonmembers
Hi George Recently we were without elevator service for several days. Our Condo bldg is three stories. Can the residents of the second and third floors request compensation for the time without service? This is a 55 and over building and we have several residents in wheelchairs, with walkers or with heart conditions and it
Hi Gail: I live in a complex where owners are allowed (after board agreement) to landscape common areas adjacent to our units. I purchased my condo a year ago, in the winter. Since I was buying a condo it never occurred to me to worry about what was outside in the common area. There are
Hi George I need some immediate help if possible. I own and live in a 30 unit condo complex. There was an annual meeting with only 8 owners present , and an apparent vote to raise the common charges by $30. My questions are: Can the Board itself vote on this or does there need
Hi George I do not see a category for “property management” or anything like it, for registration or otherwise, on the ct.gov website. You need to check out the state Consumer Protection Department site at https://www.elicense.ct.gov/ George
Hi George We are having a great deal of trouble with a very young board member who 6 residents including me, literally fear. He is a single man who blocks people in when they park in the free spaces near his unit, he parks his long truck horizontally taking up both spaces, and he reprimands
Hi George We have a tenant there who uses a kerosene heater and the smell affects other units. I recall reading a comment that this form of supplementary heat was illegal in a multi-family situation in the state. The units are all electric and have no carbon monoxide detection. The units were built in the