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My tenants girlfriend hit a fence near the condo. I own.

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My tenants girlfriend hit...

My tenants girlfriend hit a fence near the condo. I own. He’s having some money troubles Mgt company is. Threatening me with. Paying for repair

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?

Oklahoma City.

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No just threatening.

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

Tenant. Is trying to get funds to fix the fence. But they gave me a date and amount. For repair

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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You are responsible for the upkeep of the property and damage to any common grounds of the HOA which you or your tenant cause. You are not - however - responsible for THIRD PARTIES' actions which cause damage. He was not your tenant. So you should not be held responsible.

However, if the HOA's documents (CC&Rs, bylaws, etc) say that the owner is responsible for actions of his tenants' guests, then you may be liable.

So someone in your situation wants to do the following:

1) Check the governing documents.

2) If they are silent about the owner being liable for tenants' guests, then write back a letter denying liability and explaining why.

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