My HOA contacted me and said they had to repair the Gyptcrete in the flooring of my condo. Gyptcrete is a sound deadener but more importantly is the fire barrier in the floor. They say I have to clear the condo of everything, remove all carpet, and the replace the carpet out of my own pocket. Now if the roof leaks they need to pay for the damage isn’t repairing a Gyptcrete floor that is in substandard condition through no fault of the owner. I would think the repair of something that is related to fire code is very important but the replacing the carpet should not fall soley on the condo owners back. I have moved the furniture out and am willing to remove the carpets on my own but think that the condos should pay (at least half) of the carpet replacement. What are my rights and what can I do about this?
According to the Maryland Condominium Act, the condo association only bears the responsibility for repairs and maintenance of the common elements, whereas unit owners bear the responsibility for repairs and maintenance of their units. However, you should still refer to your governing documents to know the exact maintenance responsibilities of the condo and the unit owners. Beyond that, it is best to seek advice from a lawyer.
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