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Responsibilities when Roof leaks cause damage to interior of condominium?

Lawyer's Assistant: Where is the property located?

Florida (Jupiter)

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

No

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Interior repair costs estimates at $1050.00

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Lawyer: Richard, Lawyer replied 8 months ago
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Real Estate Lawyer: Richard, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

This is going to be the responsibility of the HOA. Basically, as a condo owner, you own everything inward from your interior walls, floors and ceilings. The roof is a common element. Common elements, unless your condo governing documents...CC&R's and Bylaws...specifically provide otherwise, are the responsibility of the association. So, this problem is a common element problem and thus it is the responsibility of the association to fix the problem and all damages caused by the problem.

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