Camarillo, CA asked in Real Estate Law for California

Q: Hi, we iive in a condo with standing water breading mosquitos and the board of directors have not done anything in years

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William Stanger
William Stanger
  • San Jose, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If the standing water is located in the common area of the condo complex, then the HOA is responsible for it. If the mosquitos are causing a nuisance, i.e., unreasonably interfering with owners' use and enjoyment of the property, then the HOA should address the issue either with periodic spraying or by improving the drainage. There may also be local ordinances regarding standing water and mosquitos, depending on what City and County you are in.

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