Condo Smarts: Owners want strata to pay for ventilation repairs

Dear Tony: Our strata has discovered a ventilation problem in which the bathroom fans were not connected and simply blew into a wall cavity between two rooms in our townhouse complex.  We have corrected the problem by having a contractor complete the venting through common property to the exterior, but several units that did not have the connections have a significant amount of moisture damage and mould. The owners are insisting the strata pay the bill and we have had advice that we are not responsible. How do we solve this conflict?     Read the Q&A…………


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