S.S. from Connecticut writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Hi, I have written you before. I think my description of things was not too clear. I apologize. Here we go: the unit next door had leakage from the roof. As a result, the condo association felt the roof needed to be replaced; however, in the process of doing so, I ended up with a damaged roof… (I am not sure what the contractors did). Recently we had heavy rain, it just poured into my condo through the ceiling and electrical outlets. The contractors admitted to their major mess up, however, their way to repair my ceiling was simply to apply “kilz” paint over the rain marks once the ceiling was completely dry (mind you the ceiling is pretty bad). My main concern is mold and other damages. Many times, I contacted the condo association, and they were always downplayed my situation. I also contacted my insurance. This occurred about 2 weeks ago. As of now, HOA president does not respond to my adjuster’s inquiries or requests for inspection. I do not have the contact info for the management company. My president has insinuated that she is the main contact. I have sent a letter with pictures to the members of the condo Association (I know of two: President and vice president). At this point NO answer. I have left a message with the general attorney of CT to see if someone can help, I am not too sure what to do…. I am quite upset
Mister Condo replies:
S.S., I am sorry that this saga continues for you. Mold is no laughing matter and you should look into remediation as soon as possible. Mold can make you sick, and in extreme cases, cause death. As for the expense of the repair and remediation. You have contacted your insurer which was the correct measure. The matter is now in the hands of the adjuster. It is not your responsibility to get the HOA president to speak with the adjuster. That is the adjuster’s problem. The damage to your unit’s interior is likely going to be paid for by your insurer, even though it was the contractor who messed up. In fact, your insurer will determine if it is worth their while to chase down the contractor. That is also not your problem. Your issue is safety in your unit (making sure there is no mold) and decorative appearance (restoring your ceiling to its pre-damaged state). If you take care of those two things, the rest of this matter will likely resolve itself over time. Good luck!