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I am sorry you are dealing with this situation. You could attempt to bring an action in small claims asserting the upstairs condo owner's liability for broken pipe. If a judgment is awarded in your favor, at that point a judgment lien can attach to the property. A judgment against the upstairs neighbor will need to be entered before a lien can be filed. This means there is a chance the property could be sold before this matter is resolved.
If you have insurance, you should immediately tender a claim to your insurance company and let them go after the neighbor to seek reimbursement.
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