Probs with knobs: Owners dinged for new door hardware
The cost of hiring a person to replace the current shaped latch and all door hardware will be considerable.
Is the exterior door hardware my responsibility: the Condominium Property Act provides that all doors of the unit located on the inner wall of the unit are part of the unit, unless otherwise specified in the apartment plan.
In addition, unless otherwise specified in the apartment plan, all doors of the unit located on the outer wall of the unit are part of the public property.
The reference to the door includes the door component.
So in order to answer your question specifically, you need to review your apartment plan.
If it is the owner\'s responsibility to make the apartment plan clear, then you will need to pay for it.
If you do not like such an arrangement then you can seek support from at least 75 owners and unit factors to make changes to your apartment plan, and transfer the responsibility and expenses of the gate to the apartment company.
Useful tip: it is very important to take the time to check the bylaws and apartment plans when purchasing an apartment unit.
You need to know what you\'re responsible.
Q: I am the chairman of my apartment committee.
We have some garage mats that are sinking and pulling apart from the foundation.
I want to know who is responsible for this repair and maintenance.
There is nothing in our charter that can help us solve this problem.
A: You need to check your apartment plan.
If your apartment plan indicates that the garage pad is a common property, then it is the responsibility of the apartment company.
If the apartment plan indicates that the garage pad belongs to the owner of the unit, then this will be the responsibility of the owner.
Apartment planning is a very important document.
If you have questions about the boundaries of public property, please feel free to refer to it.
Q: There is a problem with our building envelope.
The apartment company hired two different consultants who both said they needed to redo the building envelope.
They removed my deck during the investigation because it caused some leaks.
It\'s been a few months now and I still don\'t have a deck.
The engineer said the work needed to be completed immediately.
Some owners want to finish in stages to reduce the upfront cost.
The engineer suggested not to do so.
The board postponed the work and I was losing the rent because the tenant did not want to pay the full rent due to the building.
How do I get the board to fix my deck and proceed with the building envelope work a: since the board is already aware of the problem with the building envelope, the board needs to take positive steps to deal with it.
If the board is doing due diligence and takes more time than it should, then you may not be able to take any steps to force the board to act quickly.
I know from experience that these things take time.
However, if the board does not do anything because it does not want to impose a special tax or borrow money on the owner, then the board may be guilty of misconduct.
I would like the Commission to seek legal assistance on this issue to ensure compliance with the condominium property tax in terms of the duties of board members.
In addition, you may want to review your charter to determine what steps you can take to hold a special general meeting of shareholders and bring together all the owners to force the board to act more quickly.
The owner may provide instructions to the board and the board will be required to follow.
Useful tip: This is a difficult situation because the board recognizes the work that needs to be done, but it will be expensive.
Unfortunately, the need to get the job done must take precedence over the cost.
The cost is the cost, which is part of the life of the apartment.
Q: If the patio door glass outside is broken, who is responsible for the repair when I buy the apartment, I do not get a copy of the bylaws.
I asked for a copy from my management company, but they have indicated that I have to pay for it.
Is this the correct procedure: Unless otherwise specified in the apartment plan, all windows of the unit located on the inner wall of the unit are part of the unit.
In addition, unless otherwise specified in the apartment plan, all windows of the unit located on the outer wall of the unit are part of the public property.
So I need to review your apartment plan in order to answer your question.
Regarding the charter, I find it strange that when you purchase an apartment, you will not ask for a copy of the charter as a copy that should be provided before the conditions for deletion.
In any case, you need a copy now and you have to pay for it.
Helpful tip: take the time to ask for the apartment documents when you purchase the apartment.
If you are using a realtor, then the realtor will know what to do and provide you with this information.
Q: I live in a naked apartment in Calgary.
Should there be an interruption in the sewer under the passage (Common property)
For our duplex villa it will be the responsibility of the apartment company to fix it.
It seems unfair because the citizens who live in the House pay the same, but as long as the sewer line is not within the property of the House, the city will fix it.
What do you think about this problem? The application of the rules on whether the city is responsible for repairing sewer lines is the same, whether you live in an apartment building or in a single apartmentfamily home.
If the sewer line interruption occurs on the property of the city, it is the responsibility of the city to repair the interruption.
The access to your duplex apartment is not a city property.
Since it is public property, it is privately owned by all owners.
Therefore, there is no discrimination in this regard.
With respect to sewer and water charges, this is the question that you should ask to the municipal council as it is not a matter of condominium co-management.
I suggest you write a letter to your ward member to express your views.
Useful tip: some of the problems that arise in the life of the apartment seem unfair, but the municipalities balance those interests to ensure that good service is available to all citizens.