Our HOA did a roof assessment to replace the roof and when we inquired about a new venting system going in as the bathrooms for the entire association are not vented correctly and we were told they would not be changing this. We went ahead and bought the upgraded vent as recommended by our home contractor for just our home and reached out to the roof company to put the upgrade on our condo instead of the cheaper outdated version and even offered to pay any additional costs associated with doing so. The HOA president called and said she will not allow them to do so as it is illegal because all vents have to match even though they cannot be seen. What right do we have as homeowners to protect our investment? The condo covers the insurance on the building we only have insurance for contents.
The answer to your question lies within the HOA documents. It sounds as if the vent lies in the common areas, which are typically the responsilbilty of the condominium association. However, depending on the content of the documents, it may fall within one of the systems that are your responsibility. I recommend that you consult with an attorney and have him or her obtain more facts from you and reveiw the HOA documents.
Please be advised that any information or advice given herein does not constitute an attorney client relationship. Further, before taking any actions or deciding not to take any actions, you should seek counsel of an attorney. This forum cannot provide you with the anyalysis and detail necessary for a full and accurate opinion to be rendered.
documents, documents and documents have to be examined and read..however, if there is a violation of the building code, for which no variance has been given, then go to the authorities if it is important.
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