CCOC Investigations Into Condo Owners’ Complaints Getting Into High Gear
Since launching our free condo owners’ complaint service, more than 50 condo owners and condo boards have requested our help in the last two months.
At the same time we have started forming a volunteer committee of investigators to help the executive committee review complaints, check documents and make recommendations to the executive committee
The complaints have ranged from a condo complex in southern Connecticut seeking help in finding a lawyer to update it’s condo bylaws to an owner complaining about a dictatorial board president. The only offer they received was from an attorney who wanted to charge $8,000 – an outrageous amount. Other competent lawyers charge in the range of $3,000 to $5,000 – still too high for what is basically a simple job for a condo attorney.
Several condo owners in a central Connecticut complex are upset with the president of the board, who refuses to make necessary repairs and runs the complex like it was his personal fiefdom.
In the first case, I provided the president and vice president of the complex with the names of three condo attorneys to interview. I will update their experience for you.
In the second case, I will be writing an indepth story – giving both sides to the numerous issues at that complex, which has the potential of being one of the nicest in the area.
Meanwhile, we are working with four new investigators, who are starting their first cases. Two others have applied to be investigators and we are vetting them now.
Also, we have a retired Certified Public Accountant who has volunteered to work with us. We are considering starting an accounting committee that would work hand in hand with the investigations committee.
We now have a legal consultant Pat Ayars, who gives us advice on condo legal questions. She also provides discounted services for CCOC members. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just remember, the discounted rates only apply to CCOC members. You can sign up on this website on the top right corner.
Anyone interested in joining these committees or helping some other way please let me know: email@example.com.
A retired professional engineer volunteered his services after reading this post.