Daily English 294 - Living in a Condo or Co-op
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Diane: I’m so exasperated! I’m really tired of the homeowner’s association in my condo building.
Ricardo: What’s the matter with it?
Diane: The people who sit on the condo association board are a bunch of do-nothings. I’ve filed complaint after complaint and they refuse to enforce the house rules.
Ricardo: Well, that might not be so bad. I used to live in a co-op in New York City. The board of directors in my building was constantly issuing violations to the shareholders and we were fined for the smallest infraction. It was a nightmare. What kinds of complaints have you been filing?
Diane: I’ve been complaining about my noisy neighbors. They have parties every weekend. The board said it sent letters to them, but nothing has changed.
Ricardo: That’s a tough one. It’s often hard to get people to quiet down.
Diane: That’s not all. The common areas aren’t well maintained, and they’re often dirty or in need of repair.
Ricardo: That’s too bad...
Diane: And, the clubhouse is always busy with board events when I want to reserve it.
Ricardo: That’s frustrating...
Diane: You bet it is. And, what’s more...
Ricardo: Whoa. I think I have a solution for you.
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