Common interest communities are interesting legal creatures.
Most condo owners own both more and less than they may think (that’s another blog post for another day).
Displaying a political sign is a way for a homeowner to show support for a candidate.
Driving around my neighborhood I see signs everywhere: “Obama/Biden” “Annie Hornish” “George Colli” “John Kissel” “Matt Conway” “Vote No” “Vote Yes” and my favorite, “Bears for Barack.”
The problem with condos is that what appears to be a unit owners front lawn often isn’t their front lawn.
It is common for condo association bylaws to prohibit the display of signs on the lawns in front a unit or even in the windows of a unit.
There is no statutory right to display a political lawn sign in front of a Connecticut condo.
Click here to see how other states address the issue of displaying political signs at condos.