I own a condominium in an Oregon HOA. When I moved in 8 years ago, the HOA Board required that I pay to have the wooden deck reinforced to support my hot tub, which I did. Now the HOA is replacing the deck and they are again requiring that I pay for the extra support. The decks are their responsibility to maintain. The only maintainance that has occurred in the last 8 years has been a coat of regular paint on the old wood that was not sealed or primed. Is it my responsibility to pay for reinforcement every time they decide to replace the deck? What is their maintenace responsibility? Thank you for any help you can give. Maurice
State/Country relating to question: Oregon
Unfortunately, the HOA is within its rights. The cost of replacing the deck is a fixed amount. If your hot tub requires additional support, the HOA is not required to subsidize your hot tub by paying for the cost of the additional support, that remains your responsibility.
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and what is the HOA's responsibility to maintain the deck, since they have not done an acceptable job in the past?
They would be responsible for maintaining the deck in all respects unless there was an additional expense related to the hot tub. That additional expense would be your responsibility. However, if they generally failed to maintain the deck, you would have a claim against the HOA for not properly maintaining the property.
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