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Condo Residence - Who's responsible for what?

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Mar 13, 2006
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Condo Residence - Who's responsible for what?

Keeping it short, my "grandmother in-law" resides in a rather fancy condo residence in Newmarket. It's essentially an end unit in a townhouse development where each unit is basically a giant bungalow -- definitely catered to older folks. She's not necessarily "all-there" anymore -- we presume early stages of alzheimer's or dementia, so we step in from time to time to help with the housing management.

Not having direct access to her contract, I'm unable to discern some information with regards to who is responsible for what as it pertains to maintenance of the condo. The latest situation is that she's had water leaking in her finished basement. The short of it -- who's responsible for such repairs/investigations? Does it depend condo-to-condo, contract-to-contract?

It doesn't help my situation that I can't understand the local property manager due to a heavy accent. I mention this in case you have any suggestions -- can I ask to speak to someone "above her"?

Thanks in advance for any insight.
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Deal Addict
Nov 17, 2012
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Get access to the contract. That's your first step.

Then if there is damage, check with her insurance company.

Someone in her direct family needs to be involved and should be talking about power of attorney before it's too late.
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May 10, 2005
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It is all in her contract and condo documents. They vary from development to development and the board makes changes.
In my Mothers condo rues, she is responsible for what is inside. She pays fees for the amenities and the outside premises.
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Mar 31, 2008
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Post in the real estate forum as this seems more contractual related vs actual home related things.

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