Q: Is an HOA responsible for responsible to repair a sewage line that services only one unit?
My HOA is facing a dispute on who should pay for repairs on a home water drainage blockage. An owner had an issue in the drainage pipe inside their dwelling that led to a blockage in the main drainage pipe that services only their unit. The owner hired a cleaning service for their pipes and the blockage appeared only after the cleaning service was performed. The HOA by-laws state an owner is responsible for all repairs inside their dwelling, but the blockage is underground.
A: The specific language of the HOA governing documents and the specific facts of the blockage and cause of the blockage will be determinative here. If the parties cannot come to an agreement involving an attorney may help to get this resolved or properly prepare the case for ligitagion.
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