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Dormer Roof on Condo May Not Be Association’s Responsibility

S.A. from outside of Connecticut writes:

Dear Mister Condo,

Whose responsibility is it to repair and maintain the dormer roof over a bay window on a townhouse condo?

Mister Condo replies:

S.A., typically the roof is an association responsibility. However, there can be exceptions, especially if the dormer roof was a modification made by you or a previous owner. If the Board is refusing to repair the roof, which is typically a common element, you have every right to find out why. If a previous owner added the dormer, it is possible that they also agreed to maintain the roof as part of the agreement for adding the dormer. If that is the case, you inherited that responsibility when you purchased the unit. Other than that, the Board is charged with maintaining the common elements, including the roof. Good luck!

1 thought on “Dormer Roof on Condo May Not Be Association’s Responsibility”

  1. Here is something to think about. I was doing contracting work at a condo association some years back. Lots of windows in a good percentage had rotted sills. I was told the windows are the units owners responsibility.But, my concern was the framing and sheathing under the sill where the water penetration is doing damage that no one can see.In this instance with the roof over the window who covers the damage to the framing, sheathing ect if ther is any

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