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Old 09-09-2013, 04:22 PM
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What if your condo/townhome doesn't pass inspection and it falls on the HOA in the covenants, but the BOD of the HOA refuses to do the work or even allow the homeowner to do the work. The legal system is an option if you can afford it. What if you lose the lawsuit? Can the homeowner call the local or state building code department or the health department? Can you get your lender involved, because if you foreclose they would have to deal with the situation themselves.

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Old 09-09-2013, 04:33 PM
Location: Baltimore
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Why does the bod refuse to make repairs?
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:52 PM
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There are a number of 'holes' in your OP that suggest there is more going on here than meets the eye. For example, there are a wide range of repairs inside many condos that will directly affect adjacent owners, but, which are the responsibility of the individual owner, not the HOA (insulation, plumbing, sound-proofing, etc). If the owner refuses to make the repairs according to HOA and local building standards, the HOA BOD is correct in refusing to either do the work OR allow the owner to do the work in a sub-standard (potentially dangerous) manner.

Please expand on your OP to clarify the specific issue.
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:32 PM
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OP, you're going to have to come back and really clarify just what is the problem. What does not pass the inspection mean ?

The homeowner is responsible for the interior of the unit, usually including the windows. That leaves the roof and the siding for the HOA. Sidewalks and sometimes patios also would be part of the condo common elements.

Now if your home inspection came back and said the roof may have only 3-5 years left, that is not a repair requirement. If it said the siding is going to need paint soon, again, not a repair requirement.

So what possible things could require you to want to call the board of health or have the existing lender foreclose. That fact that the HOA is refusing to address your issue may mean that you have an expectation that s not reasonable for a condo sale.
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:53 PM
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HOA at Edgehill condo complex faces suit over code violations | www.chesterfieldobserver.com | Chesterfield Observer

Here's a story of an HOA being sued to get repairs done.
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:02 AM
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What kind of inspection, and what do you mean by "didn't pass"? Are there legal code violations, or just a buyer who didn't like the condition of something? Details, please.
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