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The leak was seen in the unit below. The condo Board Chair called the plumber. The source of the leak was failed caulk between the upstairs unit bathtub and wall. No physical damage was caused. The responsibility for the cost for the plumber's visit to find the leak is in dispute.
Can the Board charge the upstairs owner for the cost of the plumber's diagnostic visit?
If the leak was caused by negligence on the part of the upstairs unit owner it would be proper for the Board to charge the unit owner for the cost.