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What is the law on Condominium Insurance Deductibles and

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What is the law on Condominium Insurance Deductibles and Board of Directors' responsibility vis a vis Condominium Owners?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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Under OH law, there is no statute that sets deductible limits for condominium policies. The OH Condominium laws state only that the bylaws of the association will govern matters involving the association. Thus, it is up to the members and board of directors in some cases to decide their own fate with regard to these matters. What the board is looking to do is to save money on a policy by getting one with a higher deductible, meaning that in the event of damage there would be a higher burden on the owners through assessments to pay the deductible.
ORC 5312.06 only says that the condo association shall maintain liability insurance, it does not say how much or what the deductible should be set at.

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