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Old 07-06-2008, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Indian Land
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It's absolutely pouring out and I look up...there's a huge water spot on my ceiling. I live in a townhome community. I know the association and management group is responsible for the roof however, would they also be responsible for the damage to my ceiling? I have a bucket under it collecting water...I'm worried the section of ceiling might come down. At least the new management company responded to me right away and will have a tech here in the morning. This stinks!!!!!
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Old 07-06-2008, 12:40 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Oh, Nooooooo! I am so sorry. I have no advice; just wanted to commiserate!!! I would be worried about my ceiling . . . this is awful. Is there any attic access that you could get to - and put a tarp down to keep the rain from continuing to ruin your ceiling?

So sorry . . .
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Old 07-06-2008, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw
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That is really too bad. You will need to check your agreement to ensure the extent of the HOA's responsibility. However, please check your homeowner's insurance - it should have coverage for water damage. Hope everything works out.
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Old 07-06-2008, 02:14 PM
 
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That's what homeowners insurance covers.
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Old 07-06-2008, 02:34 PM
 
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OP--as you can see there are differences of opinions already.My recommendation would be to photograph current (time you called management) ceiling condition. Then photograph condition when they show up. Reason: although you feel they are responding in a timely fashion that doesn't absolve them from further damage to you ceiling in the intrim.
You might need at some point documendation of management's duties--were they negligent in the care of the roof? were they negligent in preventing further damage?

As far as your homeowner's policy-if you are subject to a deductible of any sort---I would sue management in Small Claims for the difference. Why should you pay for ANY part of this? And, your homeowners might not cover anything. Don't be so secure with that as these companies don't want to pay for anything--they might take the position that management was negligent on roof repair and they don't want to pay. Who knows?

Start photographing and good luck
john
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Old 07-06-2008, 04:33 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Good suggestions from John. Insurance claims are the pits to deal with - and as was mentioned - there is always the deductible, too . . .
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Old 07-06-2008, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Indian Land
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Thanks guys.....I took pictures so, I guess I'll wait and see 2morrow...I'll post an upd8 2morrow.
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Old 07-06-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Thanks guys.....I took pictures so, I guess I'll wait and see 2morrow...I'll post an upd8 2morrow.
Please do. I have been thinking about you this evening. Hope it is taken care of quickly and no aggravation for you.
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Old 07-06-2008, 05:01 PM
 
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Just a quick bit of advice which someone else alluded to. make sure that when they fix it, they just don't patch your roof and leave, there's probably more damage like to the trim and possible mold if it doesn't dry correctly.

We had the same situation in my neighborhood and the builder came in and just wanted to patch the leak and only when they were forced did they fix it properly.
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