liable for leaking problem
Yesterday,I received a letter from an attorny who represents the board of manager. The letter states that we, an owner of condo, are liable for leaking problem in the downstair and need to remove all the improvement that we made. we made improvement on terrace three years ago. we have not heard any leaking problem from management until yesterday. the management states that we caused the leaking since we made various improvement without approval, which is not correct. I went to the downstair to check where the leaking came from. The leaking came from ceil where probably is my bathroom, not terrace. the downstair resident said tha the leaking has happened for 10 years. I strongly believe that the board put all liability on us to avoid all the costs an responsibility. In this summer, we repaired the bath tub because we had a leaking problem caused by upstairs. we paid all the costs in the end. we even called the super, but he didn't say anything just leaking came from upstair.I am so upset at the board while I am so frustrated. I don't know what to do. Should I directly contact the board or contact my insurance agent or hire an attorny? In order to inspect where the leaking comes from, who should I contact? can anyone give me advice pls? I need big help!! btw, I live in Queens, NY.