My question involves a condominium located in the State of: Michigan
We have serious basement water leakage issues in our condo complex. The HOA makes every effort to resolve these issues. Some of the homeowners insist that their repairs be made externally, although that is usually more costly. Does the HOA have the right to insist that repairs be made internally? My question is what legally IS the responsibility of the HOA. If repairs were made externally to every unit having a problem, it would bankrupt the association.
I have discussed basement leaking issues with many, many waterproofing companies and they all feel THEIR product is the best. So, in my opinion, WHO KNOWS? The Association can financially address the leakage problems if the repairs are done internally, but not externally. I'm trying to find out legally where the HOA's responsibility ends.
Our complex is located next to a flood plane and I don't believe that ANY method will permanently get rid of the water leakage problem in this area. Most of the co-owners have finished basements and are totally frustrated.