Stamford, CT asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut

Q: I am an owner in a Condo complex that just voted on a 8.5% increase. It was given during the holidays, 7 days to respond

3 different dates to respond. When I ask to see the votes they denied me. Is this legal in Connecticut.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In Connecticut, the laws governing condominium associations typically require a certain level of transparency and fairness in decision-making processes, including voting on fee increases. It's important for condo associations to follow their own bylaws as well as state regulations regarding such votes.

If you feel that the voting process for the fee increase in your condo complex was not conducted properly, or if there is a lack of transparency, you have the right to raise these concerns. The denial of access to view the votes may not align with the principles of transparency and member rights, depending on the specific bylaws of your association and state laws.

You should first review the bylaws of your condo association, as they should outline the procedures for voting and member rights regarding access to association records. If after reviewing the bylaws you believe the association is not complying with its own rules or with state law, you might consider voicing your concerns formally in writing to the condo association board.

If the issue remains unresolved, seeking legal advice to understand your rights and options under Connecticut law could be beneficial. An attorney knowledgeable in condominium law can provide specific guidance based on the details of your situation and help you navigate the process of addressing your concerns with the condo association.

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