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A.  My wife and I are considering purchasing a house but we were recently scared by a mutual friend who claimed a few things were amiss.

Q. About two years ago, there were roof leaks that caused damage to my condo. The Board at that time approved and paid for the repairs to my walls and ceiling. I just had to pay for the paint. Now the roof has leaked again in exactly the same spots, and the new Board won't pay for the repairs saying the By-laws say all unit owners are responsible for repairs to their own units and the Board shouldn't have repaired my previous repairs the first time it happened.

Q.  If garage and parking spaces are deeded property who pays for maintenance of either the garage or parking spaces?  Is it the association's responsibility or the unit owners affected?

Q. A unit owner discovered a patch of mold in the drywall of her closet ceiling. She suspects a leaking pipe from the unit above. Is the condo or one of the unit owners responsible for fixing and paying for the mold remission, and fixing the drywall and leaking pipe?

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