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Uninsured Condo Renter Hit Hard by Association-Hired Contractor Mistake

L.D. outside from Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, HOA hired licensed contractor to fix pipes in community garage. Our condo completely flooded every room by contractor’s fault. We do not have renter’s insurance. Have thousands of dollars in property damage. Who is responsible? Our landlord who owns the unit insurance policy does not cover our property what do we do? Mister Condo replies: L.D., I wish I had better news for you. Renter’s insurance is…

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Condo Owner Stuck With Repair Bill From Association-Hired Contractor

K.M. from Arizona writes: Dear Mister Condo, Good morning, I purchased a new AC unit in 2013. All was well, especially living in Arizona where it’s hot as hades! We recently had a new roof put on the buildings and a few weeks later, low and behold, my AC is not working appropriately. My AC company came out and found a leak in the unit which they believe was caused by the roofing company. I…

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Is Condo Responsible for Asbestos Removal and Abatement?

M.A. from Fairfield County, Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hi, can you advise if asbestos is found in the kitchen lanolin floor in a condo unit, is the unit owner responsible for its removal and cost to dispose? I believe because it’s in the unit, it’s the owner’s responsibility. Can you confirm? Mister Condo replies: M.A., since asbestos-based building materials haven’t been around for quite some time, I am going to assume this is an…

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Defect in Floor of Lanais Found and Fixed Leaving HOA Owner with Tile Replacement Expense

S.B. from Collier County, Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, While painting our condo, flaws were found in some areas of building, including the floors of the lanais. Engineer asked that certain areas be cut/chipped away to allow inspection. Concrete was removed from approx. 10” x 6’ of my lanai, along with cutting and removal of my lanai floor tiles. Concrete was reinstalled but management company says that I’m am responsible for the reinstallation of floor…

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