My question involves a condominium located in the State of: FL
I received a letter from HOA telling me that I owed a plumbing company because they did some repair including "opened wall and replaced wast arm to kitchens and washer in units # & #". Their reason is "On page... of the ... Governing Docts, it states: '...Walls and ceilings separating two aparments shall be deemed party walls and the ajacent apartment owners shall be responsible for the care and maintenance of any plubming and electrical components contained therein. Any costs incurred in such care and maintenance shall be divided equally by the two adjacent owners...' My questions are:
1. My real estate agent said I was only responsible anything inside the wall not outside the wall. Which is true?
2. It must have been ordered by my neighbour. My tenant and I were not aware of this repair. Are we still responsible to it?
3. I also heard that my tenant should be responsible to the plumbing problem caused by such reasons. Is this true?
4. The letter demands me to response immediately. I am planning to response in a certifiled mail to the HOA. Is this good?
Thank you in advance for your help,