If I own a unit in a condo, canthe property manager shut the water off without any notice?

This is the second time. I was under the impression that in order to shut off my water to do repairs on the building, I must be notified in writing and that there should be a notice posted somewhere in the building.

Asked on August 22, 2011 Hawaii


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

To answer your question, you first need to carefully read the recorded "covenants, conditions, and restrictions" upon your property as to the requirements for any shut down of water at the complex where you own property and any rules created by the homeowner's association under the recorded document.

If the recorded document and rules are silent about the shut off of the water without notice and you have suffered the inconvenience twice, you need to voice your and other homeowner's concerns to the homeowner's association and its board of directors. Not only is the absence of water an inconvenience, it could be a safety issue in the event of a fire.

Good luck.

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