What is the name of your state? Connecticut
The board of my condo association recently refused my request to install a pellet stove, saying that they were trying to prevent the use of ‘more’ pellet stoves. The two units on one side of me and the adjacent unit on the other side both already have pellet stoves and many other units too.
The adjacent unit is presently on the market and they are not being required to remove the pellet stove, so a new owner will even have the use of a pellet stove, when I was refused.
Because the winter heating bills in CT are high and the original heat in these condos is electric baseboard, the pellet stove would not only save me money, but would also be a selling point and enhance my unit’s attractiveness and market value.
The by-laws do not have any restrictions for pellet stoves (some units were even originally built with fireplaces!!) and the bylaws have not been changed since they refused my request.
I feel that the board’s decision is arbitrary and discriminatory. What recourse do I have so that I can make the same ‘improvement’ to my unit that has been afforded to others?
Cold in CT