CT Condo News: Litchfield County
Paul of Plainville asks what appears to be a simple question; can a condo board of directors restrict owners from renting their units or do owners have the right to vote on this issue? Unfortunately the answer is complex and could depend on the exact circumstances involved in each condo complex. The decision could have
A Connecticut couple wants to know if there is anything in the state statutes that would prevent both of them from running for board of directors at their condo complex. Glastonbury Attorney Patricia Ayers and Hartford Attorney George Coppolo agreed: state statutes do not prevent the two from being on the same board, unless the
Charles and Mary of Wallingford want to know if their condo board can outlaw Playscapes retroactively if they have looked the other way when some owners installed them. Glastonbury condo attorney Patricia Ayers says it is a very trick question that doesn’t have a simple answer. She says the most reasonable way for the board
The Common Interest Ownership Act (CIOA) generally governs the creation, alteration, management, termination, and sale of common interest communities created in Connecticut on or after January 1, 1984 (CGS § 47-214). The law allows condominiums, cooperatives, and other planned communities established before January 1, 1984 to amend their declaration, bylaws, or surveys and plans to
Reportedly, some Condominium Boards of Directors are requiring that unit owners notify the board of their intention to appear at a board meeting and to let the board know if they wish to speak at the meeting. Once they notify the board, they are given a specified time to attend the meeting and asked to
When Mary purchased her central Connecticut condo three years ago one of the incentives was that maintenance fees were kept steady. In 2009 the condo fee was $285 and living in the small complex (less than 50 units) seemed ideal. Then reality set in. Three months later unit owners faced $400 monthly special assessments for
It seems that the last legislative session just ended and here we are getting ready for the next General Assembly. In the upcoming weeks, we will be meeting with Connecticut leaders who have influence over legislation as well as getting input from our Advisory Council. Most importantly, we want input from you – our members.