Board Damage Governance Insurance

Failed Condo Building Maintenance Leads to Bigger Problem

R.W. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, A downspout (a rather large one) broke, allowing water to cascade down the side of the wall. My condo association was lax on fixing the tuckpointing of the building for 7 years and this allowed water to enter the sill above my window, and several other entry points. This caused damage to my drywall and window sill. I’ve checked with my insurance, the master policy and spoke…

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Condominium Damage Neighbor Issues

Condo Unit Owner Removes Load Bearing Wall; Disaster Ensues

N.G. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, I have a condo on the fourth floor. An owner of a unit below moved a load bearing wall and now I have cracks on my walls and my floor sags. Who’s responsible; the owner that did the work or the association? Mister Condo replies: N.G., Yikes! I always shake my head in disbelief when I hear these stories. A unit owner took it upon themselves…

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Condominium Damage Financial Governance

Careless Condo Owner Ruining Neighboring Unit

H.H. from Los Angeles writes: Dear Mister Condo, I live in Los Angeles and the unit above me has had water leaking into my unit – this will make the 4th time. I had to get my insurance company involved last time and they had to replace my ceiling and shower. 2 days ago, water was pouring into my newly renovated kitchen. She claims she spilled a pitcher of water. I have pics and video.…

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Board Condominium Damage Property Management

Property Manager Fails to Solve Condo Owners Water Leak

E.W. from Florida writes: Dear Mister Condo, Not sure if you can help me since I am in Florida but I’ll give it a try. I’ve been having difficulties finding any free advice and do not wish to contact an attorney at this point. A week ago, I noticed I have a leak in ceiling of my condo that has worked its way down into the wall pooling next to a bank of light switches.…

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