Real Estate Law

Have real estate law questions? Ask a real estate lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Do condos reimburse for dryer vent cleaning. Copper ridge…

Customer Question
Do condos reimburse for...

Do condos reimburse for dryer vent cleaning

Lawyer's Assistant: Where is the property located?

Copper ridge condos in charlotte

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

Paperwork? The bill and i just paid hoa ass fees too so thinking I should get money off on next month's fees.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No, just wondering.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Answered in 13 minutes by:
11/21/2017
Real Estate Lawyer: KLAW, Arbitrator replied 7 months ago
KLAW
KLAW, Arbitrator
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 2,289
Experience: I have over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate law, finance, consumer credit, landlord tenant, and business law.
Verified
To answer this properly you would need to look at your Master Deed, that outlines common elements.In the Master Deed it-describes exactly what constitutes the Unit vs common elements.
Usually, however, it works like this:
The condominium Association is responsible for maintenance of the “common elements”, which in general, means things shared in common with others. So, for example, pipes conduits, wires, etc. that are subject to common use are generally maintained by the Association.
After the part of the Master Deed (usually Paragraph 4) which sets out the borders of the unit by top, bottom and sides, there appears a subsequent paragraph that says something like, “Each unit also includes all items (more fully described) which serve one unit only, even though some or all of the object is not within the borders of the unit”. Thus, for example, if you have an air conditioner condenser unit outside, but it serves only your unit, it is yours, even though it is not located within the four corners of your unit.
So usually, a dryer vent pipe that solely serves one unit is more likely to be yours to maintain, and a dryer vent pipe that serves more than one unit is likely to be a common element.
Be careful though. You also have to read the rest of the condominium documents to make sure that there isn’t a maintenance provision elsewhere in the governing documents which alters this maintenance/ownership issue.One of the unusual things about community association living is that maintenance responsibilities are often separated from ownership.So review your condominium documents and if the vent is a common element they are responsible to reimbursement you for the cleaning cost.I hope this clarifies. Please don’t forget to rate the question.
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Can’t tell if the duct only serves my unit
Real Estate Lawyer: KLAW, Arbitrator replied 7 months ago

I​t would be hard to tell without an HVAC inspection. You are probably going to have to hire and HVAC expert to look into the duct setup to further ascertain your rights and the condominiums legal obligations. I hope this clarifies. Please don't forget to rate the question with stars. As attorneys, we are not employees of Just Answer and are not paid any compensation unless you rate the question.

Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No, it’s ok. But thanks
Real Estate Lawyer: KLAW, Arbitrator replied 7 months ago
Thank you
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Real Estate Lawyer: KLAW, Arbitrator replied 7 months ago
If you have any other questions please just ask
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a real estate lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask KLAW Your Own Question
KLAW
KLAW
KLAW, Arbitrator
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 2,289
2,289 Satisfied Customers
Experience: I have over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate law, finance, consumer credit, landlord tenant, and business law.

KLAW is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

11,963 satisfied customers

17 years real estate, Realtor. Landlord 26 years

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

8,255 satisfied customers

Experienced lawyer

Ray

Ray

Lawyer

8,104 satisfied customers

Texas Attorney for 30 years dealing in real estate

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney

6,208 satisfied customers

I have 30 years legal experience. Additionally, in CA I held a Real Estate Broker's license.

Dimitry Esquire

Dimitry Esquire

Attorney

5,526 satisfied customers

JA Mentor, multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation & admin

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

4,998 satisfied customers

Qualified attorney in private practice including business, family, criminal, and real estate issues.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,540 satisfied customers

12+ yrs. of experience including real estate law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Real Estate Law Questions
We live in a Condominium Association in Chesapeake, VA
We live in a Condominium Association in Chesapeake, VA (Retreat at Greenbrier). After moving in 06/2015, as second owner, we noticed after a good rain (05/2016) water coming up from the cracks in the … read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
I belong to an Oregon Condominium Association where I am a
I belong to an Oregon Condominium Association where I am a member. We have 62 units and the building has been used for short term rentals since it was first built in the mid-seventies. There is a diff… read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
8,064 satisfied customers
My mother belongs to a condominium Association consisting of
Hello, My mother belongs to a condominium Association consisting of 10 units. Chapter 703 of Wisconsin Statutes allows her to ask for an independent audit of the books. This prompted a meeting of the … read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
19,878 satisfied customers
We are waiting for the road maintenance and security HOA,
We are waiting for the road maintenance and security HOA, where we own a log cabin in NC, to remedy a problem they have caused to our property. They replaced a culvert under the road behind our Nextdo… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
19,878 satisfied customers
FOR P. SIMMONS**** I replied to my condominium association -
FOR P. SIMMONS****I replied to my condominium association - stating that although I understood that my bench could be construed to be an obstruction to the common area (and therefore a fire hazard), I… read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,540 satisfied customers
Can a condominium association board restrict what can be
Can a condominium association board restrict what can be stored in the unit's garage. … read more
DanLegal
DanLegal
Law Partner
Juris Doctor
549 satisfied customers
My condominium association recently sent me a violation
My condominium association recently sent me a violation notice regarding a bench located outside my front door.It is my contention that the bench is in compliance with the 'Rules and Regulations' adop… read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,540 satisfied customers
Can an HOA association not have a ARC? If there is no ARC
If there is no ARC how can a homeowner appeal a covenant violation … read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,540 satisfied customers
Can an HOA for a townhome association demand a specific
can an HOA for a townhome association demand a specific amount of replacement cost insurance? … read more
Alex Esquire
Alex Esquire
Managing Attorney
Doctoral Degree
153 satisfied customers
Is it illegal for a condominium association HOA (or counsel
Is it illegal for a condominium association HOA (or counsel hired by the HOA) to threaten to a homeowner's mortgage bank to foreclose on that homeowner's condo in pursuit of an assessment charged by t… read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
8,064 satisfied customers
HOA OFFICER INSURANCE QUESTION: When a condominium
HOA OFFICER INSURANCE QUESTION: When a condominium association / home owner's association (HOA) is required to carry Officer Indemnity insurance under the terms of the HOA's Enabling Declaration for t… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,307 satisfied customers
I own a rv lot in a condominium association. How many lots
I own a rv lot in a condominium association. How many lots can I own without having a RV Site license in Florida … read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
8,064 satisfied customers
I live in a 55+ condominium association. For 5 years I have
I live in a 55+ condominium association. For 5 years I have lived her without turning over my key to the board. Now all of a sudden they threaten me with fines if I don't give them the key. I have a d… read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
8,064 satisfied customers
In condominium association all parts of building and stairs
In condominium association all parts of building and stairs exteriors (aesthetic and structural) have to be maintain by HOA or individual owners? … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,307 satisfied customers
We were wondering if a small condominium association can run
We were wondering if a small condominium association can run with 3 board members instead of 5 as no one wants to be on the board. Our bi-law guides lines say 5 but we thought we could change it by a … read more
DamienJD
DamienJD
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
4,848 satisfied customers
We live in a townhouse ( of a condominium association) on
We live in a townhouse (pat of a condominium association) on the Windward side of Oahu in Hawaii. When we bought our townhouse in 1995, there were many trees in the front and back of our unit. Over th… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
8,255 satisfied customers
In Florida when a condominium association allows a special
In Florida when a condominium association allows a special assessment to be paid in installments which involve an interest charge do the terms of the loan have to be disclosed? Please provide the appl… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
This is in Memphis TN. A condominium association is about to
This is in Memphis TN. A condominium association is about to close the pool in the facility. 1. Pool has been closed for several years, not sure how long 5 plus or minus years. This has been done by t… read more
Attorney 1
Attorney 1
2,674 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x