J.B. from Broward County, Florida writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
I am a renter. One window needs replacement sliders. Is the HOA responsible?
Mister Condo replies:
J.B., that is a really tough question to answer from here. If the condo owns and maintains the windows, then it may be at their discretion to replace them as they see fit. If you have a leak, they may be obligated to repair the window. As a renter, your primary point of contact is your landlord. You should alert your landlord of the problem and see how they react. Your landlord should know who owns the window (either the landlord or the association) and can then take your request for a replacement to the next level, which may require the landlord to replace or repair the slider or put in a request of the association to repair or replace the slider. Either way, I would expect this to be a fairly lengthy process. If you have a failed slider and there is water intrusion, by all means start complaining about it immediately. Water intrusion can lead to mold and a lot more damage. You don’t want that. All the best!