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Read your governing documents to determine who owns the outside of the condominium. Typically, the 'outside' is owned by the association, and of which you share ownership with all other owners.
Ownership determines maintenance.
Ownership determines maintenance.
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The word condominium generally means sharing ownership with others. A condominium is legal arrangement whereby multiple owners share ownership of real property. A portion of t…he property in the form of units is individually owned and the rest of the property is owned in common with all the unit owners subject to the provisions of the Declaration that created the condominium and to the provisions of state law. Generally, a condominium project is a form of fee ownership by which several owners share ownership of a building(s) by each owning their respective units. In addition to their unit, each owns a proportionate interest in the land that forms the condominium property and common areas of the condominium such as pools, recreation areas, game rooms, community rooms, elevators, stairwells, corridors, streets, surrounding land, laundry rooms, and unassigned parking areas. By the acceptance of their unit deed each unit owner agrees to have their unit subject to the provisions in the Master Deed. Although a condominium is governed by statutory law, can promulgate rules and regulations and assess monthly maintenance fees, the ownership of a condominium unit is considered a fee simple estate.
Is there an ordinance or code requiring painting outside steps to condominiums with a white or fluorescent paint?
The yes or no answer you want is best obtained from the city, county or other municipal code that governs the locale where the property is situated.
Tick pointing: the process of repairing or replacing the mortar between bricks. Read your governing documents to determine who owns the bricks and who is responsible for main…taining them. Usually, if the bricks are on the exterior of the building, the association owns the real estate asset and is responsible for maintaining it. If it's on the interior of a unit, it might be your responsibility.
You buy one. Or you might inherit one. Or you might receive one in trade. In any event, in order to own a condominium, the deed to the real estate must be in your n…ame.
You can find the answer you want in your governing documents. Look there to find the boundary between an owner's property and the common property. This boundary can be, the 's…kin', the paint, the plasterboard, the studs and so forth: there is no standard boundary nationwide. Each state may define the boundary in its condominium law; every set of governing documents may amend, alter or otherwise adjust the boundary set by the state law. Some of this answer depends on 'interior': if the interior is of the interior common area -- a lobby, a garage-- then, probably, 'yes'; if the interior is of a unit, then, 'it all depends'. There are two issues here: a responsibility to repair and a responsibility to pay for the repair. If interior is of a unit, then the owner may have the responsibility to repair. Depending on the ownership of the pipe -- unit owner or all owners -- the damage may be covered by the master policy insuring all elements/ assets owned in common. In that case, the association through the master policy may have the responsibility to pay for the repair. An owner's policy, called an HO-6 policy, may also be called upon to pay for the repair, depending on who owns the pipe that burst.
Read your governing documents to determine ownership of the doors in question. Doors inside a unit are usually the responsibility of the unit owner. Entry doors to units are …generally considered limited common property (areas), and are replaced by the association. This affords uniformity in the architectural guidelines which are also available in your governing documents. When an entry door is damaged and must be replaced, the association replaces the door. If the door is limited common entry property, and the association decides that the unit owner should pay for the replacement, then the unit owner pays. Garage doors that afford individual unit owners access to limited common areas called (attached) garages, are usually replaced by the association and charged to the unit owner, based on the unit owner's solo use of the garage door.
Who assumes liability if an outside party wants to organize a pool party in the condominium building?
If the condominium corporation rents its pool to the public, then its rental agreement will specify liability coverage. If an owner hires a caterer to organize a pool party,… again, the association probably requires an agreement that will specify liability coverage. If the corporation does not allow rental of the pool to the public, their pool is not a candidate for the birthday party.
Either shot them or tortured them with a banana curry and attacked them with gallons of vaseline.
Your issue is greater than mold: your issue is water intrusion. As an owner, you can work with your board and with the management company to identify the source of water intru…sion, and eliminate it. This discovery may identify who pays for the removal and repairs. The mold will grow unabated until the source of water can be identified and stopped. Removing mold -- as with any water damage situation -- has two components: fixing it, and paying for the fix. Removing the mold has a high priority, since left unattended it will only get worse. Best practices dictate that you photograph the mold for evidence, then treat it to slow its growth. There are several products specifically for this purpose. You can read more about removal of mold, below. Note that WikiAnswers does not endorse the link, but provides it simply as a guide.
Responsibility depends on the details. For example, if the bathroom in the unit above yours springs a leak and damages your bathroom the upstairs owner is responsible for the …damages. If water seeps in from some outside source it may take an expert to determine who is responsible for repairs. Water leaks and damage must be attended to immediately. Call your association board or association manager to report the situation.
Two issues arise here: repair/ replacement and payment for water damage. One can assume that the personal property involved in the water damage event was located inside your u…nit, or inside your assigned storage area. Properly, personal insurance covers these personal items. You are well advised to photograph the damage, research your archives for original purchase receipts -- to verify their values, and be prepared to complete a claim. Your personal insurance broker can advise you about how to proceed. Best practices dictate that the association's master policy become involved, since common areas are most often involved in water damage events. Once the source of the water is identified: another owner's plumbing, window, association owned roof, whatever -- then the policy covering the responsible party pays for damages. Once the insurance companies identify responsibility for the source of the water intrusion, payment is finalized for appropriately documented damages and repairs.
Read your governing documents to determine who owns the assets that were vandalized. Your first task is to document the vandalism and report it to the police. Depending on th…e vandalism, you may be forced to separate the repair from who pays for it. Best practices dictate that you work closely with your board of directors and your property manager to identify the full extent of the damage, find vendors who are licensed, bonded and insured, to repair it, then file claim(s) against the appropriate insurance policies to pay for the repairs.
When you own a condominium you are responsible for the exterior or your own part. If you are jointly living in a condominium, you may want to speak to the others around you to… keep things in order and beautiful.
First, you pay the tax on the real estate you own, which includes the unit that you own by yourself, and the remaining real estate assets -- the outside, the amenities and… all the land in the community (usually) -- that you own in common with all other owners.
Read your governing documents to determine who owns the exterior plumbing in your case.
Who is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of limited common property in a condominium complex?
Read your governing documents to determine the answer. Often, limited common areas -- such as enclosed, attached garages in a townhouse -- are intended for the exclusive use …of some but not all owners. This means that owners and boards must come to some agreement about upkeep. Without this dialog, the association probably pays for maintenance and upkeep, which an owner may make unnecessary. An owner may be responsible for keeping the area in a 'neat, tidy and clean' condition -- there is no standard for this language. Major maintenance however, may be the exclusive responsibility of the association.
Your answer depends on who owns the pipes. Read your governing documents to determine ownership, which in turn, will indicate who is responsible to insure.