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 […]

Rocky Hill Condo Community Rattled by Car Thefts: Demanding Enhanced Security (CT)

In the quiet heart of Rocky Hill, Connecticut, a shadow has been cast over the serene Greenfield Villages condo complex. A recent wave of car thefts and break-ins has left the community on edge, with residents like Kathy Egan experiencing the startling reality of witnessing her own car being stolen right outside her condo.   Read […]

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……………………………….

Condo Column: NH bill would bring forced servitude and collapse of condominiums

Last time I noted there is legislation pending in the New Hampshire Legislature that would do away with the democracy that is condominium associations. Senate Bill 324, as worded, would void any sanction against an owner and render condominium documents unenforceable, even the ability to require owners to pay their condominium fees, as the language […]

Officials announce cause of Hamden condo fire that displaced dozens (CT)

The Hamden Fire Marshal’s Office announced Wednesday the cause of the Hamden condominium fire, which displaced over 50 people earlier this month.  The investigation revealed that the fire on Warner Street started in the pantry closet of one of the units. There was a mini freezer inside the pantry that was plugged into an extension […]

One person dead in Plainfield condo fire (CT)

Local and state authorities are working to determine the cause and origin of a Monday Plainfield condominium fire where one person was found dead.  Central Village Fire Co. firefighters were dispatched at 2:52 a.m. to a four-family complex at 107, 109, 111 and 113 Sachem Drive for a reported structure fire. After the fire was […]

One person dead in Plainville condo fire (CT)

One person is dead following a fire in Plainville early Wednesday morning.  The fire broke out at a condo building on Russell Avenue.  Plainville Fire Chief Thomas Moschini said crews saw heavy fire when they first arrived on the scene. The fire was coming from one of the condo units and starting to extend to […]