When Express Maintenance Obligations In A Declaration Of Condominium Are Not So Clear (FL)

For example, let’s examine the replacement of the unit’s windows. Pursuant to the maintenance obligations in the declaration of condominium, the unit owner is responsible to maintain, repair, and replace all parts of the unit and the fixtures and equipment of the unit, including windows. However, the declaration of condominium also prohibits the unit owner from changing the exterior of the condominium building in any way whatsoever. So, what is this unit owner to do when it comes time to replace the unit’s windows? How can the owner change the window, which requires bringing it up to current building code requirements, where it would result in a change to the exterior of the building?   Read the article…………….

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