New condo neighbor broker damaged our intercom
correction, header should read:
New condo neighbor damaged our intercom
Our next door townhouse/condo neighbor recently purchased their UNIT C from the an investment company. When the investment company renovated the unit, they accidentally cut a series wire that killed the intercom system for our UNIT D and the neighbor on our other side, UNIT E. They also dismanteld the intercom and covered up any indication that there was a pre-existing intercom. The new owners of UNIT C purchased their home under the impression that the whole condo building did not have an intercom.
The wire in Unit C needs to be reconnected in order for UNIT D/E's intercome to work, kind of like a bad bulb in a string of Xmas lights. This will involve opening up holes in the wall to determine where the wire was cut so that it can be reconnected.
We have approached UNIT C and they will not pay to fix it because they don't believe they are responsible. They believe the HOA should collectively write a letter to the investment company that they purchased their UNIT C from and demand the repairs from the investment company. In the Purchase Agreement that UNIT C signed there is a warranty that excludes intercoms. They claim their inspection company did not even know that the unit should have an intercom.
I believe UNIT C purchased their unit and inherited the problems with it. They should pay for the repairs within their unit that affect UNIT D/E and then go after the investment company on their own time.
The HOA wants us to resolve it ourselves and says it is within our units so they are not responsible.
Does anyone know who would actually be responsible?
This post was edited by jengarden65 on Mon, May 20, 13 at 16:25