Q. We have an absent owner who no longer lives in the building but has rented out his unit.  We have been after him for several months to get his stuff cleaned up from the storage area that is common space and put into his assigned area of 4' x 6'. He has ignored all requests.

What do we need to do legally address the issue? Fines have been suggested.  What is the best way to move forward with this?

A. Storage space is always at a premium in condo buildings, and many condo owners do not have sufficient room to store all of their belongings. However, no owner is allowed to store their personal items anywhere but in their unit and any assigned storage space (generally a Limited Common Element). We've found the best way to address this problem is to

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