I have a condo. In our condo we are not allowed to have a washer/dryer. My neighbor has had a leak they thought it could be from one of my showers. At this point a plumber came to my home and verified I had no leak in the showers or a running toilet. Three weeks later without calling my husband or I. The president of the Board and the guy who does the misc items of the condo knocked on my door when my mom who takes care of my 1 year old baby were here alone. The guy who does the misc work told her he spoke to my husband and he recieved permission to come in. So they came in. In the meantime my mom reached my husband and he said he gave no such approval and to have them leave. My husband does not like two strange men in my home with our child an older woman. At this point I reach my mom and I her very agitated asking them to please leave. That afternoon I asked the president to please if he feels there is a leak to please contact my husband who works two minutes from our home rather than knock on the door non stop making my mom very nervous. He got very irritated and said not to mess with him and that he will report I have a washer and dryer. I didnt care since i dont but I found his whole behavior very childish. Not to mention they did not have a plumber or for that matter do anything to stop the leak since three weeks earlier my plumber came and found nothing. Again I called my plumber he came and saw nothing but this time I asked him to reseal the marble since It was going to be another $80 just for him coming. At the same time the President of the board is trying to pass an assessment which I oppose and have been reaching out to other unit owners at this point I recieve a violation. The violation reads while inspecting your unit in connection to the unit next door it was observed you have a washer and dryer. They want to come and inspect my condo. Now at one point all the units had a washer and dryer and they were asked to be removed but we still have the water connections. Based on their letter they are asking to inspect and correct which means I would need to correct the plumbing which will cost a few hundred dollars. What can I do?
State/Country relating to question: Florida
Thanks for the chance to help. I am an attorney with over 12 years experience. Hopefully I can help you with your legal question.I want to make sure I understand the question...the issue they have with you (according to the letter) is that you have a washer/dryer OR that you have a connection for a washer/dryer?
The violation Reads:
ThanksThe Homeowners Association (HOA) can pass rules like this. That is, they can have a rule that prohibits washers/dryers. And they can enforce the rules.So if you have a washer/dryer, thy can demand you remove it. If you do not, they can take action against you for violation of the HOA rules (they would have to follow the HOA rules in enforcing the HOA rules)As for the plumbing / electrical, I did not see in the letter mention of modifying either. But this would fall back to the rules the HOA has. If the HOA rules specifically require modification of plumbing/electrical they can enforce. Otherwise, they can not make you change the hook ups.
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