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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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New Condo Owner Suffers Severe Loss Due to Broken Ejector Pump

J.J. from Illinois writes: Dear Mister Condo, Hi! We just recently bought and moved (less than 3 weeks ago) into a duplex down condo. A few days ago, we noticed water coming in behind the walls and up through some crack on the floor (we had removed carpet already). By the time we got a plumber to come out the common storage area was flooded and our lower level had water coming from behind almost…

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