Condo Owners Vote To Pay Full Water Debt (CT)

The members of a Fair Haven Heights condo association have voted to pay their entire $138,000-plus overdue water bill?—?and will now try to collect from the complex’s former property manager, whom they accuse of failing to promptly address the leak that left them in such a financial mess.    Read the article…………………………….

Condos Drowning In Water Debt (CT)

A years-long leak has sunk a Fair Haven Heights condo association into $138,000 in debt?—?landing the group in bankruptcy court, and leading to a legal fight over whether the association’s water bill or urgent maintenance should be paid for first. Meanwhile, Winters Run resident Rose Appi has been living with all of her furniture in […]

Brookfield condo fire displaces 10 families (CT)

A fire broke out in a condominium complex on Boxwood Drive early Thursday morning, leading to the evacuation of several residents and displacement of 10 families   Read the article…………………………….

House passes bill making it easier for condo owners to install solar (CT)

The bill serves as an expansion of the solar rights of members of common interest communities, which include condominiums, community apartments, planned developments, etc. A provision in the State’s Clean Air Act, passed in 2022, already prohibited common interest communities from adopting or enforcing rules that would prohibit community residents from installing solar panels. That […]

Fire in Chester condo complex destroys several units (CT)

A fire in Chester Tuesday destroyed several units inside a condominium complex.  Chester Fire Department Chief Thomas Marchiano says the flames broke out in the afternoon at the Whispering Hills condominium complex inside a garage and spread to the apartments above.    Read the article…………………………….

Town To Finalize Easement Agreement with Condo Association Near Mead Pond (CT)

Town officials last week approved funds for a survey of a condominium association’s property that includes an area along the eastern edge of Mead Pond.  The town didn’t realize when it proposed spending federal American Rescue Act funds to create a Flexi-pave walk around the pond two years ago that the abutting Park Slope condo […]

West Hartford Condo Blaze Displaces Occupant (CT)

A kitchen fire at a local condominium Sunday afternoon spread enough inside to displace the unit’s occupants, according to the West Hartford Fire Department.   Read the article…………………………….

Naugatuck Woman Secures $250,000 Settlement After Fall on Ice (CT)

A 55-year-old Naugatuck woman, who injured her left ankle, back and neck when she fell on ice and snow in a condominium complex, has settled her case for $250,000. Natalia Dubrovinskaya was taking out the garbage for her boyfriend, who lived at the Hidden Brook condominiums in Naugatuck, when she slipped and fell,  Read the article…………………………….

A CT dam disagreement emerges as climate change impacts state. ‘It’s for our safety… our family’

The lake is remote, nestled in the woods in eastern Connecticut, with just an appliance store and an auto exhaust servicer nearby.  Ashford Lake’s 53 acres are surrounded by residences, members of the Ashford Lake Property Owners’ Association, who enjoy kayaking in the summer and ice fishing in the winter.    Read the article…………………………….

Condo Column: The package problem (NH)

Something seemingly simple has become a problem. Package delivery. Since the pandemic hit, and Amazon took over the world, package delivery has become a booming business leading to some problems at condominium association. This, of course, has led to an increase in the actions of criminal entrepreneurs, aka Porch Pirates, those who steal packages off […]

Condo Column: A Hidden Danger

About two years ago in Michigan, which becomes relevant to New Hampshire by the end of this column, there was damage to a condominium that was covered by the Association’s Master Policy. After the deductible, the check to be paid by the carrier to the Association was $40,000.00. All was going to be good. Then […]

Condo Column: The proper Reserve Study (CT)

Last time I explained why the need for a Reserve Study exists. This time, some ideas of what you should have in one.  First, as a reminder, a reserve study is simply a better budget planning tool that identifies the components an association is responsible to maintain or replace, the current status of the reserve […]

Former condo president alleges ‘financial ruin’ at The Wellington in White Plains (CT)

A former president of The Wellington condominium in White Plains is suing the board of managers and its management company for nearly $1.5 million over alleged financial irregularities.   Joseph Silva accused the current board and White Management Ltd., Eastchester, of fraud, in a complaint filed Aug. 17 in Westchester Supreme Court.   Read the article………………………..

Families in unfinished Simsbury neighborhood worried about regular payments (CT)

Some residents of the Cambridge Court home owners association, known in Connecticut as a common interest community, have been waiting years for their builder, William Ferrigno of Sunlight Construction to complete their neighborhood. From a lack of streetlights and road signs to incomplete sidewalks and drainage systems, their wish list is a long one that […]

Flooding forces evacuations at Rocky Hill condo complex (CT)

Several units of an apartment complex in Rocky Hill were evacuated Monday due to flooding.  A total of eleven units at the Cedar Hollow Condo complex were evacuated after rain storm led to flooding Monday evening.   Read the article………………………..

Families displaced after a fire at West Haven condo complex (CT)

This morning multiple people are displaced after a fire in a West Haven condo complex.  The fire started around 10 p.m. at the Mallard Brook Condos near Coleman Street and Interstate 95, residents reported. At least six units were damaged and displaced families.   Read the article………………………..

30-unit condo fire in Norwalk displaces 10 (CT)

Small pets were rescued from a 30-unit condo fire late Sunday morning in Norwalk, according to the fire department.  The fire, located on Main Avenue, involved two units that had flames on the balconies. No one was home in either apartment at the time.    Read the article………………………..

More than 60 Displaced in Raging CT Condo Complex Fire (CT)

According to a report from WFSB, crews from the Manchester (CT) Fire Department (MFD) needed assistance from the South Windsor Fire Department to extinguish a raging fire at a condo complex in Manchester Thursday afternoon.    Read the article………………………..

Fire at Naugatuck condo complex displaces 10 (CT)

A fire at a condo complex in Naugatuck Wednesday morning has left 10 people temporarily without a home.  The fire was reported around 9 a.m. in the Lantern Park Condominium Association on Lantern Park Drive where four units were rendered uninhabitable,    Read the article………………………..

Windsor Council balks at relief for 55-plus housing community roads (CT)

Residents spoke both in favor and against the idea of the town providing financial relief for residents of age-restricted private communities, because they pay the same property tax rate as other residents, yet also pay for services including snow plowing, street maintenance, and street lights, via their homeowners’ association fees.   Read the article………………………..

Residents escape South Windsor condo fire, officials say (CT)

No one was injured in the two-alarm fire at Westage Condominiums on Amato Drive, officials said. Two residents were outside the burning building when police and firefighters arrived within four minutes of being dispatched about 1 a.m.   Read the article………………………..

Condo Complex With Crumbling Foundation Gets Major Upgrade (CT)

A Connecticut condominium complex riddled with crumbling foundation problems is back in one piece now.  Crews started working on the Willington Ridge condo project in April 2021. It was a six-building, roughly $3 million project.    Read the article………………………..

Stonington condos to serve as example of green pollution controls (CT)

The Eastern Connecticut Conservation District will be installing a variety of stormwater management components at a condominium complex in Quanaduck Cove to help prevent contaminated water from flowing into Stonington Harbor and Long Island Sound.   Read the article………………………..

Sinking-Condo Dispute Lands In Court (CT)

When Vanessa Brown bought her first home, she was proud to have saved money to make a generational investment in her family. Decades later, she is facing foreclosure?—?and fears that the walls of her condo may come crumbling down before she finds out her court date.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Sinking-Condo Dispute Lands In Court (CT)

When Vanessa Brown bought her first home, she was proud to have saved money to make a generational investment in her family. Decades later, she is facing foreclosure?—?and fears that the walls of her condo may come crumbling down before she finds out her court date.   Read the entire article……………………………….

New Haven condo fire displaces residents (CT)

Several people were displaced after a two-alarm fire Tuesday afternoon in the city’s Fair Haven Heights neighborhood.  The fire was reported at a townhouse-style complex on Heminway Street, city officials said.    Read the entire article……………………………….