Condo Smarts: Better to find solutions before a crisis occurs

Dear Tony: Our strata discovered that a pipe in a wall between my unit and a neighbour’ s unit had developed a leak.  They hired a plumber who came out and had to cut a three-by-three-foot hole in both of our walls to replace the pipe. The cause was obvious: the pipe had been angled around a cable and stressed to the point of failure.  When the plumber was gone, he gave us a card to call to have our walls repaired. We both arranged for a drywall company to come in and fix our walls.  At no time did the strata or anyone else indicate we would have to pay for the repairs. Each of us had to pay $1,500, which is horrendous.    Read the Q&A……………


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