Contact:

860-677-0480 home-office

203-641-8370 cell

gc@cameroncondolaw.com


George M. Cameron, Esq. Condominium Association Attorney


  • Understanding the Common Interest Ownership Act (CIOA), Chapter 828 of the general statutes

  • Voting by mail-in ballot without meeting; elections

  • Amending documents and developing policy

  • Adopting rules 

  • Utilizing directed and non-directed proxies for owners' meeting

  • Resale certificates

  • Regulating use and occupancy; the importance of zoning regulations; pets, traffic, parking; commercial activity

  • Board/officer vacancies; removal of board member

  • Special assessments: when board can decide and when owners must decide

  • Special assessments as part of the budget

  • Budgeting

  • Making association records reasonably available 

  • Establishing unit maintenance standards for liability purposes

  • Maintenance, repair and replacement of units, limited common elements, and common elements

  • Association liens and attorney's fees assessed against a unit

  • Problem tenants - eviction solutions

  • Legal communications

  • Association's duty to promptly perform repairs covered by insurance

  • Recent changes in priority lien statute requiring stepped-up collection procedures

  • Establishing/implementing standardized collection policy and turnover procedures; foreclosure litigation

  • Conducting proper executive sessions

  • Powers and duties of the association of unit owners

  • Duty of officers and directors

  • Notices to owners 

  • Recording in minutes how each board member votes unless a final action is decided  without objection or unanimously

  • Using email for board votes

  • foreclosure laws

  • stop foreclosure

  • Violation hearings and fines; contours of board discretion 

  • Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Condominium Project Approval Process

  • Board agendas: "Old Business" and "New Business" are not items on the agenda

  • Understanding differences between association officers and directors

  • The importance of fair yet decisive action

  • Avoiding leadership by clique

  • Understanding development rights reserved by a declarant

  • Transitioning from declarant control

  • Legal and contractual responsibilities of a property manager

  • Owners' petition for a meeting; an owner requesting a board hearing

  • Whose responsibility to pay - the association or the unit owner?

  • Document review and analysis: declaration-bylaws-rules-policy