My kitchen window screen is torn. Management says repairs to the screen are my responsibility. Is that correct since the screen is part of the window assembly?
As I had previously pointed out declarations in highrise condominiums invariably state that the boundary of a unit is the inside surface of the windows. If the screen is inside, the window repairs will be your obligation — unless the declaration requires the corporation to carry out screen repairs.
My basement unit has a patio located approximately two feet below grade. If the patio drain becomes blocked following a rainfall and my unit is damaged by water, am I responsible for repairs?
You are normally responsible for the cost of repairing damage to your unit. But the corporation may be held responsible for such cost if the flood resulted from the corporation’s failure to remove the drain blockage within a reasonable time after it became aware of the blockage.
I deliver my cheque for my monthly common expense contribution to management before the first of each month. I have received an email from management stating that I must deliver my cheque at least seven days before the due date or payment will be considered late. Can the corporation do that?
The Condominium Act provides that a board may pass by-laws to govern the assessment and collection of common expense contributions. The corporation could pass a by-law requiring contributions to be made by certified cheque or bank draft — or otherwise…