Year: 2011

January 11, 2011

Owners of a Boston condominium had to deal with a messy situation caused by a unit owner.  Between 2006 and 2008, the unit owner spread birdseed in and around the condominium’s common areas but mostly on the public sidewalk approximately 200 times.  It was not normal feeding, but rather scoops of bird seed at a time.  The condominium had asked the owner repeatedly to stop feeding the birds, as the birdseed was attracting a significant [Read More...]

January 2, 2011

The ability to file a mechanic’s lien gives contractors a powerful weapon in their battles to collect money owed them for construction work they have done. But the Massachusetts Condominium Statute, Chapter 183A, prohibits the application of these liens to common areas. Section 13 of the statute, governing claims against community associations, specifies that any claims involving the common areas “shall be made only against common funds or property held by the organization of unit [Read More...]