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If you own condo and pipes are old underneath cement floor,

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If you own condo and pipes are old underneath cement floor, whose responsible? Plumbing problems have been goin on for years from being old and HOA has known of problems before I ever bought my unit.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 1 year ago.

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This depends on your bylaws. That is, the bylaws of your condo association will specify what the association is responsible for and what the individual members are responsible for.

There are several ways that this can be broken down. On common way is that the individual member is responsible from the "paint in" and the association responsible from the "paint out". In such a case, the association is responsible for all maintenance to the units that is located "inside the paint" (so, for example, plumbing, electrical, or structural problems would fall to the association

But it is becoming common for the associations to craft bylaws that assigns more responsibility to the individual owners.

In your case, you will want to review your bylaws to determine who is responsible for what.

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