I live in a townhouse (condo) in VA that sits partially on top of someone else's condo. Our disposal leaked without our knowledge and caused some drywall damage to the downstairs condo. We replaced the disposal as soon as we were made aware of the leak. The condo association says that the two of us owners need to work it out between us. I has assumed I should pay for this, but googling makes it seem like legally I'm only supposed to pay if I was negligent which makes me think that maybe I shouldn't. It's not a very large repair so it's probably not worth getting insurance or lawyers involved, but it's not like I have extra money to be handing out just to be nice. So am I supposed to pay legally? And if not, should I do it anyway? And if I'm not going to do it, what's a good way to word a response to my neighbor?
Up until now I've been blissfully ignorant of the workings of homeowner's insurance and condominium law. Now I have no ceiling and I need some help from someone more knowledgeable than me. [more inside]
Remember my previous question regarding a noisy upstairs neighbor in our condo complex? Its gotten worse. [more inside]
Legally, what rights do I have in regards to shoddy renovation work done on my condo before I bought it? [more inside]
LawyerHive: If I send to the condo lawyer a copy of a letter wherein I suggest to my condo association that it has an improper independent contractor on site who may not be paying the proper taxes, social security withholding and/or workers compensation does the lawyer have a legal obligation to act to make sure this is not the case and if the lawyer fails to act is the lawyer in trouble? Can the lawyer ignore this notification of a possible crime?
I'm moving into a small condo and am wondering about the possibility of someday adding an extra room to my unit. According to Minnesota real estate law, am I allowed to add a room to an existing building as a condo owner? My real estate agent didn't seem to think so, but I'm looking for more clarification. Thank you.
Chicago, IL: Can a property owner be held liable if somone is injured while trespassing? [more inside]
What can you do if you live in a concrete building and need emergency access to your bathtub connection but have a neighbour who blocks access? [more inside]