How long does a condo association have to fix a leak from the time you notified them of the problem?

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How long does a condo association have to fix a leak from the time you notified them of the problem?

Asked on January 28, 2013 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

There is no fixed or set time. They are given a "reasonable" time to correct the situation. What is "reasonable" varies with the circumstances; for example:

1) More urgency must be given to a leak which is impairing the habitabilty (ability to use the space) or causing significant damage to the premises or the tenant's belongings, then to a minor leak which is simply an irritation.

2) If there was a large storm or other event which caused widespread damage, they are given more time, since it is likely more difficult to find an available plumber or contractor.

3) If there are several jobs to be done and the leak is not an emergency, they may look to schedule them all together, since doing so is reasonable, even if that delays some slightly.

Therefore, there is no way to answer your question in the abstract. If this is a serious condition, speak with an attorney in detail about it, to understand your rights and recourse.


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