Water is one of the most long-term destructive substances in the indoor environment and water leaks are one of the most damaging events that can happen to a condominium, whether in the units or on the common property. There are some stealthy leaks that can be very hard to detect. Among other things, the leaks can be caused from a poorly constructed building, old pipes, poorly-maintained valves, and damage caused by natural disasters. Some instances are out of the owners’ control, but others are caused by owners not maintaining upkeep on their units.
Research has shown some of the main causes of water leaks are
*Appliance Malfunctions
*Frozen and Burst Pipes
*Wind-Driven Rain
* Balcony Drain Lines
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Damage to condominium property, who is responsible for the cost of the repairs? Most of the time unit owners, board members and association managers are unsure which entity is responsible for the maintenance, repair and replacement of certain items when damages occur. It can be a confusing task to decipher Florida Law on this issue. The answer often depends on a multitude of variables.
When determining the entity responsible for the repair and replacement of the damaged property, the first question one must ask is who is responsible for the damage or what caused the damage? The Florida Condominium Act makes a distinction on liability depending upon whether the damage was caused by an insurable event such as a hurricane, fire, or flood or other reasons such as normal wear and tear, an intentional act or a negligent act. The act mandates insurance coverage requirements for all condominium associations. The effect of this mandate is when damage results from an insurable event then the requirements of the Condominium Act concerning the responsible entity will control, and when damage results from a non-insurable event then the Association’s governing documents will control. http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799/0718/0718.html
Unit owners are responsible for the cost of reconstruction of any portions of the condominium property for which the unit owner is required to carry property insurance.  Fla. Stat. § 718.111(11)(g)2.
 
Any portion of the condominium property that must be insured by the association against property loss . . . which is damaged by an insurable event shall be reconstructed, repaired, or replaced as necessary by the association as a common expense.  Fla. Stat. § 718.111(11)(j).
 
Regardless of whose fault it is, water damage is expensive and often preventable if the property is properly maintained.
 
Realty Masters of Florida provides professional property management services for Condominiums and HOAs in the Pensacola area.  Give us a call at 850-473-3983 to inquire about our services.
Water is one of the most long-term destructive substances in the indoor environment and water leaks are one of the most damaging events that can happen to a condominium, whether in the units or on the common property. There are some stealthy leaks that can be very hard to detect. Among other things, the leaks can be caused from a poorly constructed building, old pipes, poorly-maintained valves, and damage caused by natural disasters. Some instances are out of the owners’ control, but others are caused by owners not maintaining upkeep on their units.
Research has shown some of the main causes of water leaks are
*Appliance Malfunctions
*Frozen and Burst Pipes
*Wind-Driven Rain
* Balcony Drain Lines
https://www.puresituationroom.com/insights/2017-3-19-condo-advice
Damage to condominium property, who is responsible for the cost of the repairs? Most of the time unit owners, board members and association managers are unsure which entity is responsible for the maintenance, repair and replacement of certain items when damages occur. It can be a confusing task to decipher Florida Law on this issue. The answer often depends on a multitude of variables.
When determining the entity responsible for the repair and replacement of the damaged property, the first question one must ask is who is responsible for the damage or what caused the damage? The Florida Condominium Act makes a distinction on liability depending upon whether the damage was caused by an insurable event such as a hurricane, fire, or flood or other reasons such as normal wear and tear, an intentional act or a negligent act. The act mandates insurance coverage requirements for all condominium associations. The effect of this mandate is when damage results from an insurable event then the requirements of the Condominium Act concerning the responsible entity will control, and when damage results from a non-insurable event then the Association’s governing documents will control. http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799/0718/0718.html
Unit owners are responsible for the cost of reconstruction of any portions of the condominium property for which the unit owner is required to carry property insurance.  Fla. Stat. § 718.111(11)(g)2.
 
Any portion of the condominium property that must be insured by the association against property loss . . . which is damaged by an insurable event shall be reconstructed, repaired, or replaced as necessary by the association as a common expense.  Fla. Stat. § 718.111(11)(j).
 
Regardless of whose fault it is, water damage is expensive and often preventable if the property is properly maintained.
 
Realty Masters of Florida provides professional property management services for Condominiums and HOAs in the Pensacola area.  Give us a call at 850-473-3983 to inquire about our services.