Board Condominium Damage Insurance

Board-Hired Winterization Contractor Damages Condo Unit

G.K. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, The Condo board hired an “appliance” man to disconnect and reconnect water lines in a seasonal condo for the winterization of the units. The appliance man they hired damaged my waterline to the frig which caused a leak that damaged my floor. Since the appliance man was hired by the board as their agent to do required maintenance, is the Condo association responsible to pay for…

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Unlevel Balcony Rail Angers Condo Owner

R.M. from Outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, In September, my balcony railing was replaced. I have been paying for the railing for the past 3 years with 2 more years to go. My problem is that the railing was not installed properly. I put a level on it, and the railing is not level at all. Plus, numerous balcony tiles were broken. I have tried dealing with the management company, even sending them…

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Elevator Shaft Access Room Water Leak Floods Condo Below

A.F. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, My condo is a 9th floor penthouse. A small room above it had a water leak. This room is for the top of the elevator shaft access. The pipe burst sending water into my bedroom from the hallway outside my unit. The condo manager tells me to file a claim with my homeowner insurance company, as they won’t pay for the damage. My homeowner insurance company…

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Condo Experiences Third Special Assessment in Three Years

R.F. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, I am a member of the Board of Directors for my association for 6 years. There are 135 homeowners in 32 buildings plus a clubhouse. The buildings’ ages are from 30-36 years built with exterior wood clapboard. The repair, prep, material and painting are on a 12-year cycle. This is the 3rd year for a “special assessment”. There is a conflict as to the definition of…

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