- Connecticut's Priority Lien for Common Interest Communities
You asked how the recent Superior Court
decision (Lake Ridge Condominium Association, Inc. v. Vega, 2012
WL 6634905 (Conn. Super.)) affects Connecticut's priority lien
for common interest communities (CGS §§ 47-200 et seq.). You
asked whether this decision could have an adverse effect on
common fees used to support condominium budgets.
Condominium Common Charges During Foreclosure -
You asked about the payment of common charges
for a condominium unit that is going through foreclosure.
Condominium Budget Approval
- Legislative History -
You asked for the legislative history of the
Common Interest Ownership Act (CIOA) provision on approval of
annual budgets for condominiums and other common interest
- Applicability Of Common Interest Ownership Act
You asked for a list of provisions in the
Common Interest Ownership Act (CIOA) that apply to common
interest communities created before 1984.
- Condominium Fines And Assessments
You asked if the law (1) limits the late
fees or fines that common interest communities may charge unit
owners or (2) otherwise restricts how common interest
communities can address an owner's failure to pay assessments.
- Condominium Association's Duty To Provide Insurance -
You asked what responsibility a condominium association has
to provide insurance coverage for residential condominiums. This
- Condominium List and Education Programs - 2011-R-0434
You asked if the Secretary of the State's Office or the
Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) maintain a list of all
condominium associations in the state. You also asked if any
states have laws or programs to educate condominium owners or
board members about the law and their rights.
Proxy Voting In
Condominium Associations - 2011-R-0417
You asked about proxy voting in condominium associations, including a
summary of Connecticut law and whether other states allow or prohibit
Ownership Act-Approval of Budgets and Capital Expenses -
2011-R-0315. You asked about recent changes regarding the process for
condominium associations to approve budgets or capital expenses.
Insurance Requirements for Condominium Associations - 2010-R-0378.
You asked several questions about PA 09-225's changes to insurance
requirements for condominium associations, particularly the requirements
regarding owner-installed improvements and betterments. The questions
and answers appear below.
Common Interest Ownership Act Regarding Amendments to Declaration -
2010-R-0238. You asked about changes to the Common Interest Ownership
Act regarding the process to amend the community's declaration
- Rights of Unit Owners -
2009-R-0123. You asked what actions unit owners can take under the
Condominium Act to contest decisions and actions taken by the
association of unit owners' board of directors. You also asked if the
act authorizes a unit owner to repair significant damage to his unit
(but not the common elements) without the board's approval. Your
questions assume the unit owner is in a condominium that is governed by
the Condominium Act.
Condominium Owners for Municipal Services - 2009-R-0138
You asked if other states' laws allow municipalities to compensate
condominium owners for trash pick up, snow plowing, or other municipal
services they pay for through property taxes but do not receive.
Property for Assessment Purposes -
of Condominium Officers - 2008-R-0007. You asked what recourse a
condominium unit owner has when the executive board selects someone to
be the treasurer who has several felony convictions on his record.
Flip Taxes - 2008-R-0107.
You asked for background information on “flip taxes” in connection
with condominium unit sales. You also asked whether other states allow
or mandate them.
Annual Budget - Unit Ownership Act - 2008-R-0354. You asked
whether the Unit Ownership Act requires the adoption of an annual budget
each year or permits the prior year's budget to be used if a new one is
and Flag Displays - 2007-R-0249.
You asked about state laws regarding the internal rules that
condominium associations may establish, and the right of a condominium
owner to display an American flag.
Access to Association Records - 2007-R-0389. You asked what
rights unit owners have to examine association records in condominiums
created under the Unit Ownership Act and the Condominium Act.
Condominiums-Development Rights - 2007-R-0427
You asked how the Common Interest Ownership Act deals with
Condominium Association Meetings - 2006-R-0561. You asked about
the law regarding the ability of condominium unit owners to petition for
an association or board of directors' meeting.
Ownership Act - Voting Requirements, Proxy Voting, And Adoption of CIOA
By Pre CIOA Condominiums - 2006-R-0586.
Regarding the common interest ownership act
(CIOA), you asked (1) for the voting requirements for various
activities, (2) whether proxy voting is allowed or required, and (3)
which condominiums have adopted CIOA in place of the old law that
previously governed them.
Association's Duty to Provide Insurance - 2006-R-0593
You asked what responsibility a condominium association has regarding
insuring condominium units in residential condominiums.
and Code of Ethics - 2006-R-0630
You asked whether the statutes contain a code of ethics for members
of a condominium association's board of directors.
Mergers and Amendments to Bylaws by Chapter 825 Condominiums -
You asked whether condominiums organized under Chapter 825 may merge
with other condominiums organized under that chapter. You also asked
whether the law prohibits unit owners of such condominiums from amending
their bylaws to require that the unit owners of condominiums that create
a master association vote for any budget for common expenses approved by
the master association board.
Applicable Law - 2005-R-0348.
You asked (1) what sections, if any, of the common interest ownership
act apply to large residential condominium developments created during
the late 1960s and early 1970s; (2) can these condominiums opt to be
governed by the current law; and (3) if so, what are some advantages of
Condominiums - Fees
for Financial Information to Unit Owners - 2005-R-0725
You asked if the law allows or requires a condominium association to
charge a unit owner a fee for providing financial information about the
condominium, and if so, whether the law set any limits on the fee?
Insurance for Condominiums - 2004-R-0091.
You asked if Connecticut law requires a condominium association’s
insurance policy to cover water damage to a unit owner’s property inside
Condominiums and Cooperatives - 2004-R-0885. You asked for a
summary of laws concerning condominiums and cooperatives.
Condominiums - Duty of Association to Repair Common Elements -
You asked what rights condominium unit owners have when the
association of unit owners refuses to make necessary repairs to common
elements. You asked whether unit owners could refuse to pay their common
charges and instead put them in escrow when the association refuses to
make needed repairs.
Assessing Condominiums For Property Taxes
You wanted to know how towns must assess
condominiums when they do not receive a service (e.g., trash
pick up) the town provides to other residential properties. You
also wanted to know if other states require towns to assess
condominiums differently in this circumstance.