What is the management company’s responsibility regarding a condo owner refusing to fix damage to someone else’s unit caused by their leaking pipe?

For the third time in 6 months the condo on the second floor has had leaking from their bathroom into our kitchen. The owner does not want to take responsibility for the problem and refuses to fix it properly. The condo management company does not feel they need to be involved even though the our property is being damaged by their negligence time and time again. It is proven to be not only unsanitary as their waste water drips into our kitchen but dangerous because our ceiling lights are shorting out from being wet. What is the responsibility of the management company?

Asked on August 13, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Connecticut

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The responsibility of the management company with respect to the damage situation that you have written about where a unit's owner refuses to rectify a problem with his or her unit that is causing damage to another person's property is to do the following:

1. write the HOA about the situation. Keep a copy of the letter for future use and reference.

2. write the individual property owners as well about the situation. Keep a copy of the letter for future use and reference.


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