C.H. from Virginia writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
How do I write a letter to a Condominium owner telling them to make the repairs to their unit? The leak was repaired and now the unit needs repair. The owner is not doing repairs and according to statutes of their By Laws, the owner has to pay or the Association can do the repairs and have the owners account billed. It can also go to court. I appreciate your help.
Mister Condo replies:
C.H., if a unit owner is in disrepair and the By-Laws require the unit to be maintained (most do), the Board is tasked with keeping unit owners in compliance. If you have a condominium association manager or Property Manager, that is the person who would likely write the citation to the unit owner demanding that the unit repairs be made ASAP. If the repairs are not carried out in timely fashion the Board should exercise its right to make the repairs and bill the owner as described in the association’s governing documents. There really isn’t anything more to it than that. All the best!