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My wife and I live in a condo. The foundation has cracks and…

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My wife and I live in a condo. The foundation has cracks and the interior floors in almost every room (subfloor) have gaps (up to 1/8"). After about 4 years, the HOA is finally going to fix the problem with the structure. During the interior repair phase (tearing out the old subfloors and replacing with new and pouring gypcrete) we need to move out for about 6 - 8 weeks. The HOA is giving us $1,000 cash and $4,000 in relief from HOA monthly dues ( currently $380/mo.). We have 2 small dogs, an 18 year old and need room for a grand piano as my wife is a pianist. Given we live in Bellevue Wa., we cannot find housing for $2,500 a month. Impossible, whether its an Airbnb, Corporate housing, hotels or apartments. The going rate for a 2 bedroom apt. in this area is more like $4,500/mo., mainly due to the shorter term ( 2 mos.). Are we entitled to more compensation ?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?

No.

Lawyer's Assistant: Where is the condo located?

In Issaquah Wa. (near Bellevue Wa.)

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

Not at this moment...thank you!

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My wife and I live in a condo. The foundation has cracks and the interior floors in almost every room (subfloor) have gaps (up to 1/8"). After about 4 years, the HOA is finally going to fix the problem with the structure. During the interior repair phase (tearing out the old subfloors and replacing with new and pouring gypcrete) we need to move out for about 6 - 8 weeks. The HOA is giving us $1,000 cash and $4,000 in relief from HOA monthly dues ( currently $380/mo.). We have 2 small dogs, an 18 year old and need room for a grand piano as my wife is a pianist. Given we live in Bellevue Wa., we cannot find housing for $2,500 a month. Impossible, whether its an Airbnb, Corporate housing, hotels or apartments. The going rate for a 2 bedroom apt. in this area is more like $4,500/mo., mainly due to the shorter term ( 2 mos.). Are we entitled to more compensation ?

Response: Yes, you are under the circumstances. You need to make a formal written request for additional compensation and state your reasons just like you did here. If the HOA refuses, then you may have to file a Small Claim against the HOA at your local Courthouse, or in the alternative try to find a relatively small place for you and your family.

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