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Our condo complex in NYS was never finished (built in

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2007-2008); therefore there is no...
Our condo complex in NYS was never finished (built in 2007-2008); therefore there is no condo association and you cannot get conventional financing. I have two leaks, one in the roof and one on the siding, the owners of the complex refuse to do anything because we don't pay fees
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?
Customer: There is no association the complex is in NYS
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: Paperwork for what?
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: What we bought in 2008 according to the prospectus is not what we have.
Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
What recourse do I have since the condos were never finished, therefore do not qualify as a condo or have an association. I now have exterior damages that they refuse to do anything anout because we do not pay association fees. I also did not get what I bought with the prospectus.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Is the phone call $59.00 .on top of the $36.
Real Estate Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Good questions. The answer to your 2nd question is yes, it would be a total of $95 to speak with me. If you don't want to do that, you would only pay $36 if you accepted my answer. Did you want to continue?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Can I decide after you give me the preliminary answers
Real Estate Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Sure thing. Just one moment...

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Real Estate Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

So, there are a couple of options, but most of them are going to be informal. If you aren't paying dues, then you aren't going to be held to the rules of the association, but it's clear that you won't be eligible for any repairs being made on your property either. You may want to consider getting homeowner's insurance if your home is insurable, waiting the regular period before filing a claim, then filing a claim. You could also work with the HOA and ask them if they could just cut you a discount on the repairs that need to be made so they can get paid and you can get your property fixed. You could also ask for a one time exception to this as well so they may feel compelled to do it. You could also ask one of your neighbors if they would be willing to vouch for you as well if that is a possibility.

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