Community Associations, Like the City of Los Angeles, Face Difficult Questions: Who Pays To Fix Broken Sidewalks And Other Common Area Components?

An article in the LA Times tells us that the City of Los Angeles is facing an interesting dilemma; one that we find is often faced by California community associations. The City’s sidewalks are in terrible shape, broken up by tree roots. The question is, who should pay the cost of the repairs? According to the article, “state law is ‘crystal-clear’ in leaving property owners responsible for fixing and maintaining their sidewalks.”    Read more……..


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