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Who’s Responsible for HOA Unit Repairs? Greg Smith Answers on



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Greg Smith, shared his expertise with readers.

An reader writes, "I'm the president of a small (eight-unit) HOA in California. Before I joined the HOA, there was an incident with one of the owners asking for HOA support in addressing leaks in his basement, starting around 2004. Apparently, the HOA never voted to fix the issue, though I don't know for certain if any vote was taken.

"Five years ago, the owner decided to take matters into his own hands and had repairs made without HOA approval. Now the owner would like to get reimbursed for that work to the tune of $8,000, though he claims the total bill was $12,000. In addition, the leak is still not fixed, and I can foresee… continue reading at >>.


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