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 tiles at my expense. Wondering if this is true. Thanks.
Mister Condo replies:
S.B., that sounds about right to me although it hardly seems fair. You didn’t create the problem but you are the owner of the unit and, therefore, generally the responsible party unless your governing documents say otherwise. My guess is they are silent on the subject, which, once again, makes you the obvious party for responsibility for what goes on in your lanais. At least they reinstalled the concrete, which was part of the original installation. The tiles are considered decorative. I would be thankful the lanais floor is repaired and simply pay for the tile replacement, which shouldn’t be too expensive and shouldn’t need to be done again any time soon. All the best!