leaking: who is responsible?
I am living in 2nd floor in Condo. one day I got a letter from condo attorney that we, home owner, is responsible for leaking problem.we finally found where water leaking came from.
my condo has a terrace connecting to a room. I splited water around door. To clearly explain,
(room==> door==> outside terrace) is in order.
after few minutes, water started leaking to the downstair units. We told condo officer that water leaked from around door. but Condo said that we had to fix it becasue we are only one who is accessible to use and they don't maintein terrace. I don't think that this is right reason to put all fault to us. pls, help me out here. I desperately need help. one more thing! I copied exactly sentences that wrote on the letter. we removed all terrace improvements and condo checked with us.
THE TERRACE WHICH IS APPURTENANT TO YOUR UNIT IS DEFINED AS PAST OF THE COMMON ELEMENTS OF THE CONDOMINIUM. AS SUCH THE DECLARATION OF THE CONDOMINIUM AND BY-LAWS RESTRICT WHAT CAN BE DONE TO THE COMMON ELEMENTS. IT APPEARS YOU HAVE RADICALLY ALTERED THE COMMON ELEMENTS WITHOUT OBTAINING APPROVAL OF THE BOARD OF MANAGERS IN VIOLATION OF PARAGRAPH 17(A)(B) AND (C) OF THE DECLARATION AND SECTION 4,5,6,7 AND 8D OF THE HOUSE RULES FOUND IN THE BY-LAWS.
accoring sentences above, terrace is belong to condo, not us. what can I do? if anyone knows a honest and good lawyer, pls recommend me!