We guide community associations through the process of transition of control from the declarant and the declarant’s appointed members of the executive board to the unit owners and the members of the executive board whom they elect. The process of transition does not always proceed smoothly, and the declarant does not always comply with its obligations under the Common Interest Ownership Act and the community’s documents. We advised the unit owners of a condominium as they assumed control of the association and restarted its operations after the declarant stopped operating the association and abandoned the condominium. We were part of a team of attorneys for an organization representing the unit owners in a planned community of detached and semi-detached homes in Hartford County. The declarant of the community had attempted to extend its control over the association by moving a shed into the community, declaring the shed as a garage unit, and attempting to avoid the limitations in the documents on control of the association. The organization prevailed in litigation establishing that the declarant’s control of the association had ended.