M.C. from Pinellas County, Florida writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
I reported water damage (leaking roof) to my Condo Board on in June of 2021. Now, in late September, they have had the roof looked at, but no success yet. Is three full months a sufficient amount of time to get this fixed? (Note: there have been several, less drastic leaks over the last six years, and reporting the problem did not result in a “fix”.)
Mister Condo replies:
M.C., I am sorry that you have a leaky roof. There are many factors for the Board to consider when repairing a leaky roof, which is why it routinely takes longer than you or I might reasonably expect. If this were your own house and the roof leaked, you would hire a roofing contractor and have it fixed. Condominiums don’t typically work that way. You reported the leak. The Board met sometime after that and became aware of the leak. They likely need to see when the roof was installed and if there is a warrantee claim to be made or if the Master Policy will cover the expense of the repair. They may need to solicit bids before awarding the repair contract. They may be thinking that it is time to replace the roof so repairing it doesn’t make sense. Is three months a long time to wait for your roof repair? Sure, but it could be many more months before the Board has all the information they need to decide how they will fund and handle the repair. Protect your belongings and continue to monitor the Board’s actions on the matter. That really is all you can do. Good luck!