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Old 05-19-2016, 10:38 AM
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Well, my neighbor said she had a new system put in and her insurance did pay for the damage to my ceiling and a contractor patched it up for me with a new piece of drywall and plastic and paint. I got my neighbor a thank you gift and things were fine for a while.

Now about 5 months later, the same area is leaking again! My ceiling plastic has started to turn yellow/brown and the paint is beginning to peel. Water is seeping down from the small vent window too.

I have notified the super and neighbor.

What a headache.
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Old 05-20-2016, 04:08 PM
Location: Manhattan
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Originally Posted by bluedog2 View Post
Exactly. I was going to say that in such a situation in my co op the leak and the damage would probably be repaired by the co op. I was a bit confused however by the description of "a crack under my upstairs neighbors bathtub."
It raises a number of questions such as is the crack in a drain pipe or the tub ? Also, how could it have been determined that there is a crack "under" a bathtub and how could it be "taped" without taking down the ceiling ?
Something seems off in the description of the problem and that could make a difference in who is responsible.All seems a little vague to me.

Like bluedog, I did not understand "crack under the bathtub" It can mean either a crack IN the bathtub which could be tapable or a crack in the concrete UNDER the tub and a broken pipe somewhere allowing a leak.

Did your neighbor have a cracked bathtub that he has since had replaced. If so and the leak is recurring, then the cracked bathtub was NOT the cause of the leak. Probably a pile is leaking behind and under the tub. Presuming you have a concrete ceiling, then there would be a crack in the concrete (or is it wood in a smaller co-op?)
Both of these scenarios would lay liability on your coop.

If it is continuing again, then the liability might be on your neighbor's contractor for doing a bad repair job.

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