Germantown, MD asked in Contracts for Maryland

Q: We are trying to sell our townhome in Virginia and the condos inability to fix our roofs are possibly preventing us.

My husband and I own a townhome in Manassas, VA. Our condo association has had tarps on our roofs in our community for three years now instead of fixing them because they are in litigation with the insurance company about them because of it being a windstorm. Instead of fixing all of our roofs they just continue to change out the tarps. Well now we have home buyers who may back out of our contract for selling the home because of this and is going to cost us a lot of time and stress which it already has. We have told the homeowners that any damages due to the tarp being on the roof are covered by the condo fees and that the condo association will cover any incurred damaged caused by the roofs not being well maintained. They still may back out. In our condo association paperwork it says that the condo association will retain comparable insurance and will fix maintenance problems within a timely manner. I feel that three years is more than enough time to fix our roofs. Can we sue?

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Cedulie Renee Laumann
Cedulie Renee Laumann
  • Crownsville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Since the question deals with VA property, you'll want to post this to someone in Virginia.

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