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…

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Condominium Damage Financial Insurance Neighbor Issues

Condo Owner Floods Uninsured Neighbor’s Unit

H.W. from New Haven County writes: Dear Mister Condo, Recently my washer broke (the tube was incorrectly installed by the previous owner and it popped off). I didn’t realize anything was wrong until the unit below me called in a panic about the water leaking from his ceiling. Water was pooling in my catch tray and the overflow was then leaking under the floor boards, so there was never any pooling to alert me. Unfortunately,…

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Condominium Damage Financial Insurance Neighbor Issues

Condo Leak Leads to Mold for Downstairs Neighbor

G.H. from outside of Connecticut writes: Dear Mister Condo, My unit had a leak which was reported by downstairs neighbors who had a water bubble in the ceiling of the bathroom. Repairs were made in my unit but the leak continued. Long story short we went back and forth for a few weeks where we thought we resolved the leak but then a week or two later the unit below reported water. Part of the…

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Board Condominium Governance Insurance Legal

Condo Association Provides Inadequate Insurance

J.F. from Fairfield County writes: Dear Mister Condo, If a condo association is maintaining flood insurance, but not the proper amounts as required by lenders to provide financing, how can condo owners force the board to purchase the proper amounts of insurance. A vote would be the simple answer, but a number of units are not interested in selling or refinancing. Is there a duty for the board to insure to the amounts that meet…

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