CT Condo News: CCOC News

Ask George: Can Note-Taking At Meeting Be Prohibited?

Hi George Can you answer the question if it is permissible for unit owners who attend Board meetings to take notes on a computer/or in writing. I have never heard of a condo association that attempted to prevent note-taking, but have heard of associations that prohibited video taping of meetings. George

CCOC Leadership

Gail Egan President Gail@ctcondonews.com   George Gombossy Marketing Director Membership Coordinator George@ctcondonews.com   Advisory Committee Atty. Patricia Ayars Atty. George Coppolo Judy Doneiko, CPA Atty. Jason Leister Judith Rudikoff   Investigation Committee Gail Egan, Chair Atty. Pat Ayars Atty. George Coppolo Legal Consultants  

What Questions To Ask Before Buying A Condo In Connecticut: Part 1 of a series

This is the first of a multi-part series from veteran condo owners on what they would have asked when they first bought their condo if they knew what they know now.  Gail is a former board member, president of her condo association, and is now a member of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Condo

Malloy Signs Condo Bill To Certify Property Managers, Preventing Associations From Blocking Religious Symbols On Doors

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy  has signed a bill that requires condo property managers to be certified, and blocks associations from prohibiting owners from placing religious symbols on their doors. The bill, 5536 requires condo associations to allow small religious signs on individual owners’ doors. That issue is important because one condo association fined a

CCOC Reorganized To Improve Service To Ct Condo Owners

(Clockwise) Harte, Gombossy, Rudikoff, Martinik, Egan

The Connecticut Condo Owners Coalition (CCOC), after successfully lobbying for two new bills to protect condo owners, has reorganized itself to better support, take action, and represent its membership. In its goal of providing the best possible support to the Condo and HOA Owners in the state of Connecticut, CCOC has established a fantastic foundation

Connecticut Condo Owners Need Legal Protection From Some Abusive Boards

A recent survey by the Connecticut Condo Owners Coalition (CCOC) has provided documentation of a long ignored, pervasive and continuing problem in the relationship that begins when an individual buys a condo or time share, and is then subject to governance by the condo’s board and management. Few prospective owners walk into this relationship fully

Margolis Condo Management Fined For Padding Condo Association Bills

On November 9, 2011, following a two year investigation by the State of CT  Department of Consumer Protection (Docket No. 11-818, Case No. 2009-5477), Commissioner  William M. Rubenstein, imposed a penalty of $8,000 on Stephen Margolis, A/K/A Margolis Management & Realty of Hamden, CT, for failing to properly notify and disclose to The Meadow’s Association

Seniors At Risk In Some Condo Associations

The grassroots Connecticut Condo Owners Coalition (CCOC), founded in 2010, counts among its members many residents in 55-and-over condos and elderly well over 80 years old. For these members the unresolved problems they have with their condos amount to “elder abuse,” in the words of CCOC member and Stratford resident, Angela Deleon. She points out