Condominium Damage Insurance Windows

Newly Installed Condo Windows Leaking Like Crazy!

P.G. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, New condo windows were installed improperly! What are my rights? They are leaking like crazy! Mister Condo replies: P.G., I am sorry for your leaky windows. I hope you have homeowner’s insurance to cover any damage you are experiencing. Did you hire the replacement window contractor or did the association? If you hired him, you may be able to sue him for the faulty installation. Otherwise,…

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Condominium Damage Insurance Renting

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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Assessments Board Condominium Governance Insurance

Venting About Condo Dryer Vent Cleaning Expense

V.S. from Pennsylvania writes: Dear Mister Condo, Can a condo association insist on its association owners to use the Association chosen Dryer Vent Cleaning Company while the owners pay for it? Mister Condo replies: V.S., generally speaking, yes, that is correct. The Board can negotiate with outside contractors to conduct services within the association and some of these expenses can be assigned to the individual unit owners. Dryer vent cleaning is a classic example because…

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Board Condominium Damage Insurance Legal

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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