Is a condo association responsible for fixing problems with a balcony?

Asked on February 4, 2016 under Real Estate Law, Illinois


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

It depends upon whether you own and control the balcony (it is included within the space or premises you purchased) or not. If you own it, then it is your obligation to maintain and repair it; if it is not within the premises you purchased, then as an exterior element, it would the association's responsibility. Check your deed and the other documents governing you unit and the condo more generally to see whose responsibility it is; those documents will control.

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