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Dealing with Water Intrusion Issues in Common Interest Developments

 

Homeowners association management personnel and the individual owners of properties that are part of a common interest development are frequently addressing issues that involve who is responsible for water damage that has affected various components of the association's common area property and/or an owner's separate interest property. For example, association common area property and a homeowner's separate interest property could suffer water damage due to many different causes such as: a broken pipe within the walls or a leaky roof; water overflowing from a neighbor's tub, or a broken connection to a plumbing fixture or appliance within a neighbor's property; or due to a similar condition within the homeowners own unit.

Making a determination as to who is responsible for damage that has been caused to an owner's separate interest property and/or the association's common area property can become very complicated and is frequently a source of conflict between homeowners and association management personnel.

This guide is intended to provide both management personnel and homeowners with direction and a nine step procedure to follow when confronted with issues that involve water damage that has been caused to an owner's separate interest property and/or the association's common area property.

 

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