by Scott Eriksen, Esq.
Hate to Burst Your Bubble
To Avoid Unwanted Surprises, Do Your Homework First
ongratulations, you are or are about to be the proud new owner of a condominium unit in Massachusetts. My first
home was a 700-square-foot condominium unit in a three-unit row house. It was conveniently located near great
restaurants and within walking distance of my office at the time. Despite its small size, it felt like a castle, my castle. The
thrill of first-time ownership was a wonderful feeling, and condominium ownership comes with many benefits: shared
expenses for common maintenance, professional property management (in many cases), and a sense of community, to name just
a few. But for the uninitiated or uninformed - as I was when I purchased my unit many years ago - condominium ownership
may also be laden with unpleasant surprises.
Condo Media * July 2014
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Condo Media - July 2014