Rules, what rules?
remembered for the rules you break.”
Little can be as frustrating as living in a condo where reasonable
rules are not enforced.
Lit cigarette butts rain down from the balconies above you
holes in your seasonal furniture. The stink of marijuana
smoke floats through the hallways and in the staircases. Loud rap music blares
all night long or there is dog poop in the staircases because people
are too lazy to take their dogs outside.
A backyard mechanic may be replacing a transmission in the parking
garage or a young fellow roars his motorbike in the driveway every time
he comes home. There may be abandoned cars in the garage and residents
park in the visitor's parking spots.
Garbage isn't being dropped down the chutes and there are trails of
kitchen grease that dripped all along the hallway carpets from the
units to the garbage rooms.
As bad as all of this may be, nothing may worse than favourtism. A
director may park in the visitor's parking without penalty but everyone
else gets a
You have to pay to use the party room but not someone else. The
superintendent may be doing repairs in the board members' units during
regular working hours or the security guards are babysitting the director's kids
while they run errands.
These issues are a big cause of frustration.
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