Board Condominium Damage Governance Insurance

Condo Roof Icicles Do Not Concern the Board

G.B. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, The gutters on the second-floor downspouts just go down a little bit and then the water runs across the flat roof shooting over the gutters on the first floor in the winter time. We have huge icicles. They refused to fix it. I have been asking them to fix it for two years now. Mister Condo replies: G.B., I am sorry that the design of your…

Continue reading

Board Damage Governance Insurance

Failed Condo Building Maintenance Leads to Bigger Problem

R.W. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, A downspout (a rather large one) broke, allowing water to cascade down the side of the wall. My condo association was lax on fixing the tuckpointing of the building for 7 years and this allowed water to enter the sill above my window, and several other entry points. This caused damage to my drywall and window sill. I’ve checked with my insurance, the master policy and spoke…

Continue reading

Board Condominium Damage Governance Insurance

Unit Owner Questions Condo Board’s Mandated Water Heater Replacement

G.M. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, The Condo Association Board wants to mandate having the Hot Water Heaters updated every 10 years. Is this common practice? We are a small Owners Association, 10 Buildings with 4 condos in a building. Each building has a basement, and each condo has its own Hot Water Heater in the common basement room, along with the 4 individual Hot Air GAS Furnace. Some hot water heaters have already…

Continue reading

Board Condominium Damage Insurance

Contractor Requires Condo Board Member’s Presence to Assess Unit Owner’s Damage

S.H. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, The management company asked me to contact a contractor that works most jobs in this condominium in order to make an assessment for damages from a water backup. His reply came and stated that he requested from management company to have a board member present during such assessment. I find it very unusual. I do not believe the bylaws allow for such presence. I am tempted to…

Continue reading