Here are some basic resources for condominiums in Connecticut.
This statute, also known as “CIOA,” applies to common interest communities created on or after January 1, 1984. An annotated version can be found here: CIOA Annotated. Portions of it apply to communities created before then, as stated in the footnotes in the table of contents and in the parenthetical notes after relevant section numbers.
A comprehensive set of amendments were made to the Connecticut Common Interest Ownership Act in 2009. The amendments are based on the 2008 Amendments to the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act or â€œUCIOAÂ 3.0â€ of theÂ National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws or â€œNCCUSL.â€ Portions of the amendments were effective upon enactment in 2009. The rest will become effective on July 1, 2010.
Amendments to CIOA via Public Act No. 09-225
The amendments to the common interest ownership act effective July 1, 2010 are contained in Public Act No. 09-225, is available in full at the state of CT siteÂ here:CIOA Amendments.
This statute, also known as the “Condo Act,” applies to condominiums created on or after January 1, 1977 through December 31, 1983.
This statute, which is no longer codified in the Connecticut General Statutes, applies to condominiums created before 1977.
Revised Nonstock Corporation Act
This statute, also known as the “Nonstock Act,” applies to common interest communities whose associations of unit owners are incorporated as nonstock corporations.
Community Association Manager Registration Statute
This statute, Chapter 400b of the Connecticut General Statutes, applies to managers of community associations.
Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005
This federal statute,Â Pub.L. 109-243, July 24, 2006, 120 Stat. 572, which is cross-referenced to 4Â U.S.C. Â§ 5, applies to all community associations and limits their ability to restrict the display of the United States Flag.
Is there a course of action that unit owners can take against a BOD if the board refuses to comply with the new CIOA amendments? Is there someone that these infractions can be reported to?
Hi Patti- thanks for your question. If the Board refuses to follow the CIOA amendments and they’ve documented this refusal, they are openly violating a Connecticut state statute. You should probably speak to an attorney and write the attorney general, but only after you’ve made a specific, concerted effort to get the Board to reconsider their actions.
Hello, Mr. Myers,
I am hoping you can answer a question for me. Is ground water that is seeping into my mother’s condo unit’s basement floor covered under the association master policy? Who is responsible for repairs for a loss of this nature if one were to occur?
Thank you for your help,
Hi Patti – It depends on what was damaged in your mother’s unit. Contents are not covered by association insurance policies, but if flooring or walls are damaged, even if they are a betterment, it is now included by the Association’s master policy. This is the general rule. Other factors that may affect this are: source of leak, time to report the leak to association, etc.
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Thank you so much, Mr. Myers–I will make sure to forward your info to my mom for her association. You’ve been a great help!
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