§ 47-68a Short title: Condominium Act of 1976. Definitions
§ 47-69 Applicability of chapter
§ 47-70 Declaration. Covenants, easements and liens on conveyances limited
§ 47-70a Amendment of declaration or bylaws
§ 47-71 Recording of declaration and other instruments
§ 47-71a Expansion of condominiums
§ 47-71b Public offering statement
§ 47-72 Deeds of units. Leases
§ 47-73 Unit as real property
§ 47-73a Boundaries, encroachments and easements
§ 47-74 Rights of unit owners
§ 47-74a Board of directors of unit owners association. Election by unit owners other than declarant; when. Declarant to relinquish control; when
§ 47-74b Limitation on grants, reservations and contracts made by declarant or declarant-controlled association
§ 47-74c Declarant not to retain ownership interest in recreational facilities
§ 47-74d Architect’s or engineer’s certificate required. Declarant’s certificate. Escrow account
§ 47-74e Implied warranties
§ 47-74f Nonbinding reservation agreements. Cancellation
§ 47-75 Obligations of unit owners. Limit on liability of unit owner
§ 47-75a Resale of unit by person other than declarant
§ 47-76 Allocation of profits and expenses
§ 47-77 Assessment of common expenses. Liens and foreclosure
§ 47-78 Owner may not exempt himself from liability
§ 47-79 Collection of taxes and assessments
§ 47-80 Bylaws
§ 47-80a Powers of unit owners’ association. Opportunity for unit owners to express views re proposed budget
§ 47-81 Accounting records. Availability of records. Loan disclosure and comments. Audit
§ 47-82 Liens against units
§ 47-83 Insurance
§ 47-84 Repairs
§ 47-85 Actions between unit owners
§ 47-86 Owners, tenants and employees bound by chapter
§ 47-87 Liability for mortgages, liens and assessments on conveyance of unit
§ 47-88 Removal of property from application of chapter. Resubmission of property
§ 47-88a Consolidation of condominiums
§ 47-88b Conversion condominiums: Requirements for conversion
§ 47-88c Separate heating plants required, when
§ 47-88d Reimbursement for moving and relocation expenses
§ 47-88e Reserves for capital expenditures
§ 47-88f Applicability of tenants’ rights and protections
§ 47-88g Right of action for aggrieved tenant of conversion condominium. Remedies
§ 47-90a Misrepresentations in public offering statements; remedies
§ 47-90b Public offering statement not required, when
§ 47-90c Effective date and applicability of chapter
§ 47-90g Member of board of directors or officer not subject to criminal liability re special assessment for code compliance repairs

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 825

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Association of unit owners: means all of the unit owners acting as a group in accordance with the condominium instruments. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Board of directors: means an entity consisting of natural persons elected by the unit owners to direct the operation of the condominium. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Building: means a structure or structures containing one or more units and comprising a part of the property. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Common elements: means all portions of the condominium other than the units. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Common expenses: means and includes: (1) Expenses of administration, maintenance, repair or replacement of the common elements. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Common profits: means the balance of all income, rent, profits and revenues from the common elements remaining after the deduction of the common expenses. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Condominium: means real property and any incidents thereto and interests therein, lawfully submitted to this chapter by the recordation of condominium instruments pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Condominium instruments: means the declarations, bylaws, survey maps and plans recorded and filed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conversion condominium: means a condominium containing structures which were wholly or partially occupied more than six months before the recording of the declaration by persons other than those holding a contract for the purchase of a unit therein. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Declarant: means the person or persons who execute the declaration or on whose behalf the declaration is executed. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Expandable condominium: means a condominium to which additional land may be added in accordance with the provisions of the declaration and of this chapter. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Improvements: means any construction on or in any land included in the condominium, including, but not limited to, roads, buildings, poles, wires, sewers, drains, clubhouses, swimming pools, tennis courts, man-made lakes, ponds and watercourses. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Leasehold condominium: means property submitted to the provisions of this chapter by the fee owner, whereby unit leases are issued for a period not less than fifty years and provided, in a residential leasehold condominium, such lease provides that the lessee shall have the option to purchase the fee simple title to the demised property during the term of the lease at a price stated or by a method stated for subsequent determination of the total price. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Lessee: means a unit owner of an undivided interest in a leasehold on a fee which has been submitted to the provisions of this chapter. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Limited common elements: means and includes those common elements designated in the declaration as reserved for the use of a certain unit or units to the exclusion of other units. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • majority of unit owners: means the owners of more than fifty per cent of the voting power in a condominium unit owners' association. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Nonbinding reservation agreement: means an agreement between the declarant and a purchaser which is in no way binding on the purchaser and which may be cancelled without penalty at the sole discretion of the purchaser by written notice to the declarant or to any agent of the declarant at any time prior to the formation of a contract for sale of a condominium unit or an interest therein. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Nonresidential condominium: means property submitted to the provisions of this chapter which contain no residential units other than units occupied by superintendents, janitors and like maintenance personnel. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Offer: means any inducement, solicitation or attempt to encourage any person or persons to acquire any legal or beneficial interest in a condominium. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Officer: means any member of the board of directors or official of the unit owner's association. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Ordinance: means an enactment under the provisions of §. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, trustee or other entity capable of holding an interest in real property or any combination thereof. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Property: means and includes the land, all buildings, all improvements and structures thereon, and all easements, rights and appurtenances belonging thereto, which have been or are intended to be submitted to the provisions of this chapter. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Purchaser: means any person or persons who acquire, or enter into a nonbinding reservation agreement, bond for deed or contract for the purchase of, a condominium unit, including any person or persons who acquire or enter into a contract for the right to occupy a nonresidential condominium unit as a lessee in exchange for an initial payment to the seller of greater than twice the periodical payments and periodical payments thereafter. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recreation facilities: means that portion of the common elements intended for recreational, social and similar community use by the unit owners. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Size: means the number of cubic feet, or the number of square feet of ground or floor space, within each unit as computed by reference to the survey and plans and rounded off to a whole number. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Unit: means a part of the property including one or more rooms or designated spaces located on one or more floors or a part or parts thereof in a building, intended for any type of independent use, and with a direct exit to a public street or highway or to common elements leading to such street or highway. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Unit owner: means the person or persons owning a condominium unit or leasing a unit in a leasehold condominium, as hereinafter provided, and an undivided interest in the common elements specified and established in the declaration and the heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns of such person or persons, and a mortgagee or lienholder holding both legal and equitable title. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a
  • Warranty deed: includes a warranty deed, executor's deed, administrator's deed, committee deed, or a deed ordered by any court of competent jurisdiction. See Connecticut General Statutes 47-68a