Chandler Pond Condominium 140-142-144 Kenrick Street Brighton, MA 02135
All Residents Trustees of Chandler Pond Condominium
Welcome to Chandler Pond Condominium. The Trustees have prepared this handbook in response to concerns and recommendations from owners/occupants, owner/investors, and tenants. In an effort to make Chandler Pond Condominium a safe, enjoyable, and peaceful place to live, please familiarize yourself with the information contained in this handbook. The administrative rules and regulations contained herein are further documented in the by-laws and master deed of the Condominium Trust. Compliance with the by-laws and master deed is required by Massachusetts General Laws chapter 183A. Chandler Pond Condominium is comprised of 93 units. We enjoy a very diverse group of residents from people who have lived at Chandler Pond Condominium for nearly their entire lives to young professionals and students. It is imperative that residents be aware of their neighbors and be considerate and cooperative. Residents should keep in mind that Chandler Pond Condominium is not an apartment building or a dormitory. Should you have any comments, concerns, or questions regarding this handbook, please contact the management company on behalf of the Trustees. Thank you.
Resident and Non-Resident Information Handbook Including Rules and Regulations Updated September 2010
RULES AND REGULATIONS
The Trustees want to encourage everyone residing at Chandler Pond Condominium to report any witnessed violations to the management company as soon as possible. We also strongly urge you to call the police if necessary.
Important Telephone Numbers G&G Management & Development 781-455-6565 9:00am-5:00pm daily except holidays All common area problems are to be addressed during business hour Monday-Friday to Kat Aberle. Katâ€™s email:
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Set out below are the Rules and Regulations adopted by the Trustees of the Chandler Pond Condominium Trust pursuant to Section 5.8 of the Chandler Pond Condominium Trust dated September 16, 1984 and recorded on January 15, 1985 in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds in Book 11380, Page 99. These rules apply to all Unit Owners, family members, tenants, lessees, guests, invitees and any other occupants of a Unit.
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COMMON AREAS AND FACILITIES
Each Unit Owner assumes responsibility for his own safety, actions, and conduct and that of his family, guests, agents, servants, employees, licensees, lessees and lesseesâ€™ guests.
Vestibules, halls, stairways and other common areas and facilities of a similar nature must remain unobstructed, and shall be used only for purposes of normal transit.
Lobbies, vestibules, hallways, stairways and other common areas and facilities of a similar nature shall not be used for storage or placement of any furniture, packages, or objects of any kind. The storage of garbage or any other object in the hallways will automatically result in a fine to the Unit responsible for the violation.
Children shall not be permitted to loiter or play in the lobbies, vestibules, hallways, stairways, and other common areas and facilities of a similar nature.
Hanging, cleaning, or beating garments, rugs, or the like from or on the balconies, or facades of the building, or in lobbies,
NOTE: If the problem is in your unit, you must call your landlord.
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vestibules, hallways, stairways, or other common areas of a similar nature is prohibited.
Exterior lighting equipment, fixtures, or facilities shall not be attached to or utilized by any Unit.
Throwing garbage or trash outside disposal installations provided for such purposes is prohibited.
All damage to common areas caused by the moving or carrying of articles therein shall be the responsibility of, and shall be paid for by the Unit Owner of the Unit which owns such article.
Any maintenance, repair or replacement of common areas and facilities which is the responsibility of Unit Owners pursuant to the Master Deed or the Declaration of Trust shall be done only by contractors or workmen approved by the Trustees.
No Unit Owner or occupant or any of their agents, servants, employees, licenses, lessees, or visitors shall at any time bring into or keep in their Unit any flammable, combustible, or explosive fluid, material, chemical, or substance, except such cleaning fluids as are customary for residential use.
No owner or occupant shall post their names or any other notice in any lobby, vestibule, hallway, stairway or other common area except in places provided therefore.
No exterior shades, awnings, window guards or ventilators shall be used in or about the Units.
The use of charcoal or gas grills is not allowed on the common areas and facilities.
No sign, notice or advertisement, including “for sale” or “for rent” signs, shall be inscribed, displayed or projected out of any Unit.
No use shall be made of common areas and facilities except as permitted by the Trustees. Except in areas designated by the Trustees, there shall be no parking of baby carriages, playpens, sandboxes, bicycles, mopeds, wagons, toys, vehicles, benches or chairs, or any other item of personal property on any part of the common areas and facilities.
No Unit Owner, lessee, or licensee shall install wiring for electrical or telephone installation, television antenna, machines or air-conditioning units or the like on the exterior of the Buildings, or which protrude through the exterior walls or the roof of the Buildings.
Water shall not be kept running for an unreasonable or unnecessary length of time.
No immoral, improper, offensive, or unlawful use shall be made of the common areas and facilities or any part thereof.
Only blinds or draperies with a beige or white exterior backing are permitted in the sliding glass doors. Towels, blankets or similar items shall not be hung in or on the sliding glass doors.
All draperies in every Unit, as well as any other hanging material, must be fire resistant and in compliance with standards set by the New England Fire Insurance Rating Board and may not be closer than one inch to heating units.
Nothing shall be done or kept in any Unit or in the common areas and facilities which will increase the rate of insurance of the building or the contents thereof. No Unit Owner shall permit anything to be done or kept in his Unit or in the common areas and facilities which will result in the cancellation of insurance or increase insurance premiums on the Building or contents thereof or which would be in violation of any law.
All residents of the Condominium shall comply with the rules and regulations of the New England Fire Rating Association.
Damage by fire or accident affecting the Unit, or the common areas and facilities, or the liability of the Unit Owners, or the Trust shall be reported to the Management Company immediately.
other owners, or the Condominium as a whole, and each Unit Owner shall be responsible for all damages and liabilities that any failure to maintain or repair may engender.
Balconies are part of the common area of Chandler Pond Condominiums and are regulated by the Trustees of the Condominium. 2.1
Balconies shall not be used for the storage of items. Prohibited items include garbage, newspapers, clothing, sheets, towels, indoor furniture, grills and bicycles. A $25.00 per day fine will be assessed against any Unit violating this regulation until the offending items have been removed from the balcony.
The use of charcoal or gas grills is not allowed on the balconies.
No clothes, laundry or any other kind of articles shall be hung out of a Unit, hung on the balcony railing, or exposed on or to the common areas and facilities of the Condominium.
Satellite dishes are allowed on balconies, but may NOT be fastened to the balcony, railing, or any part of the building. They cannot be placed on the grounds of the property.
Units shall be occupied and used by their respective owners only as private dwellings for such owners, their families, tenants and social guests, and for no other purpose whatsoever.
Unit Owners, at their own expense, shall comply with, perform and full satisfy all city, state and federal laws, statutes, ordinances, regulations, orders, or requirements affecting their Unit.
Section 10 of the Chandler Pond Condominium Master Deed states that the Units are intended for use only as â€œa residence for the Owner thereof or his permitted lessees and the members of their immediate families or for no more than two persons unrelated by blood or marriage.â€? A fine of $50.00 per day will be assessed against any Unit Owner violating Section 10 until such time as the Trustees determine that the extra person or persons have been removed from the Unit.
Each resident of the Condominium shall keep their Unit in a good state of preservation and cleanliness.
Unit Owners leasing their Units shall provide the Trustees or the Management Company with (i) the names of the current occupants of the Unit, (ii) a copy of the current lease and (iii) a copy of any sublease. All leases shall expressly provide that the lease or occupancy agreement shall be subject in every respect to the Master Deed of the Condominium, the Declaration of Trust of the Condominium Trust and the By-Laws and Rules and Regulations thereof, as the same may be amended from time to time. The Unit Owner shall furnish copies of the Condominium Documents, including these Rules and Regulations to the Tenant.
No portion of a Unit other than the entire Unit may be rented and no Unit may be rented for hotel or other transient purposes. Section 9.1 of the Chandler Pond Condominium Trust states that no Unit Owner may rent a Unit in the condominium for periods of less than thirty days. Each Unit Owner shall promptly perform all maintenance and repair work within their own Unit, which if omitted would affect any common areas, any portion of the property belonging to
No resident shall make or permit any noxious or offensive activity or disturbing noises in any Unit or do or permit anything to be done which will interfere with the rights, comfort or convenience of other residents.
All noise including, but not limited to, voices, sounds from television sets, radios, stereos and musical instruments, shall at all times be kept at a sound level which avoids annoying or disturbing other Unit Owners with the Condominium, particularly during early morning, late evening and weekend hours. In the event that the Trustees determine that any noise being transmitted to another Unit and that such noise is
Trustees may assess a fine in any amount not to exceed $500.00 for repeated violations of these Rules and Regulations. Fines are common expenses and unpaid fines and the costs of collecting unpaid fines, including attorney’s fees, shall constitute a lien on the Unit pursuant to Section 5.4.2 of the Chandler Pond Condominium Trust and Section 6 of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 183A. The Trustees may take legal action to collect unpaid fines as provided in Section 6 of M.G.L. Chapter 183A.
unreasonable (regardless of where that Unit is situated in relation to the offending Unit), then the owner of such Unit shall at its own expense, take such steps as shall be necessary to abate such noise to the satisfaction of the Trustees. In the event the Unit Owner fails to abate the noise, the Trustees shall take such steps as shall be necessary to abate the noise and the Unit Owner shall be fined in accordance with Section 6.1 and shall be liable to the Trust for all expenses incurred by the Trust in abating the noise to include reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses. 4.3
Parties or gatherings of any sort which result in people congregating in the common areas or on balconies or which cause disruption to the occupants of any other Unit are prohibited. The Unit Owner of the Unit responsible for the disruption may be fined up to $100.00 per violation, except that if the Superintendent or any of the Trustees have to call the police to abate such a disruption the Unit Owner may be fined up to $500.00 in addition to any expenses incurred by the Trust to repair any damage caused by the disruption.
The cost of repair of any damage to the common areas and common facilities caused by the occupant of a Unit or the guest of any occupant of a Unit shall be charged to the responsible Unit Owner, in addition to any fine charged by the Trustees. The cost of repair shall constitute a lien on the Unit and shall be enforced in the manner provided in Section 5 of Chapter 254 of the Massachusetts General Law.
SECTION 7 SECTION 5 5.1
No animals or pets of any kind shall be kept in any Unit or on any common areas or facilities of the Condominium unless the Unit Owner has obtained the prior written consent of the Trustees. A $25.00 per day fine will be assessed against any Unit keeping an animal without the express written consent of the Trustees until such time as the Trustees are offered satisfactory evidence that the animal has been removed from the Condominium.
Common area fees are due on the first day of each month. If the common area fee is not received by the 10th day of the month, a $25.00 late fee will be assessed against the Unit and shall constitute a lien on the Unit. In addition, interest shall be charged on overdue common area fees as set forth in Section 5.4.2 of the Chandler Pond Condominium Trust. Any unpaid common area fees, plus late charged, interest and the cost of collecting the common area fees and/or late charges, including attorney’s fees, shall constitute a lien on the Unit.
SECTION 8 SECTION 6 6.1
Except where another fine is stated in these Rules and Regulations, a Unit Owner of a Unit responsible for a violation of any of the above Rules and Regulations shall be fined $25.00 for the first violation, $50.00 for the second violation and $100.00 for a third violation. After three violations of any Rule and Regulation which have resulted in the levying of a fine, the
No vehicle shall be parked in such manner as to impede the ready access to and from the parking areas. Parking in the area in front of the dumpsters is prohibited. Residents are responsible for their guests’ vehicles.
Only one currently registered and licensed passenger vehicle is permitted per parking space.
Only currently registered and licensed private passenger care in operational condition are permitted in the parking area. Motorcycles are permitted in the parking areas only with the prior written consent of the Board of Trustees. Trailers, commercial trucks and boats are prohibited in the parking areas. Additional parking regulations will be added.
Chandler Pond Condominium Trust Parking Rules and Regulations ¾
Parking placards are required for parking in all spaces. Dead cars, i.e. non-registered cars, cars with flat tires, and cars that appear to be abandoned, will be towed.
Spaces 1 through 16 are owned by the developer of Chandler Pond Condominiums. You must be authorized by the developer to park in these spaces.
There are fifteen visitor parking spaces outlined in green available for occasional use by residents’ guests. A visitor permit must be displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle. Guests may park no more than four (4) nights in one month. Guests may not park in the spaces outlined in black or red at any time for any reason. This area is monitored regularly and violators will be towed without warning.
Those who rent spaces must park only in the area outlined in red. It is essential that you display the permit every time you park in the parking lot. All cars parked in rental parking without a valid permit will be towed without warning.
Any vehicle displaying an invalid parking permit will be towed without notice.
Any vehicle parked in such manner as to impede or prevent ready access to and from the parking areas or the dumpsters will be towed.
The locked security doors at the front and back of the three Buildings comprising the Condominium are critical to the security of the residents of the Condominium. The Trustees will fine anyone found tampering with these doors. 9.1
The Unit Owner of any Unit whose occupants or guests are responsible for the propping open of a security door and/or the disturbance of the lock or any other door fixture on a security door may be fined $100.00 per violation in addition to any repair costs to the security door.
Any consent or approval given by the Board of Trustees under the Rules and Regulations may be added to, amended, or repealed at any time by the Board of Trustees.
Motorcycles, mopeds, trucks, boats, trailers or other vehicles or items are prohibited from being parked or stored in the parking lot and will be towed unless the Board of Trustees has given written consent.
The Rules and Regulations may be amended and/or rescinded from time to time by the Board of Trustees as stated in Section 5.8 of the Chandler Pond Condominium Trust.
All parking rules and regulations will be strictly enforced.
Any vehicles that are not parked in compliance with these rules will be towed without notice at the vehicle owner’s expense.
Unit Owners are responsible to provide tenants with Resident Parking Sticker and/or Visitor Parking Pass (i.e. collect sticker & pass from previous tenant and give to new). Replacement Resident Stickers are $25 IF the Owner can present the old sticker (whole or in pieces) to G&G Management. Otherwise, all replacement Resident Stickers are $500 and replacement Visitor Passes are $50.