My question involves a condominium located in the State of: CT
I own a condo in Waterbury, CT that suffered a good amount of water damage in January. I called the property management company several times to clean off the roof but nothing was done which is fine, too late for that.
Feb 17th an insurance adjuster came to file a joint claim for all damaged Units. He told me that the damage would be split up and each unit would have it's own smaller report, but that one check would be sent to the management company.
I work with my father as a carpenter, we are licensed and insured, and I wanted to handle my own repairs as I've seen the work of the people our management company hires and it is very poor. It took 3 weeks of being passed from person to person before the companies owner called me and told me that I would not be recieving the money to fix my damages.
When I pressed him for a reason and explained what I do for a living, he told me I have to be licensed and insured, I told that my father's company is. He told me it didn't matter that it has to be me who is licensed and insured. I asked him who gets the money then, and he told me that it goes into the condo assc budget. The problem is we don't really have a condo assc, we tried to have meetings and appoint people in the past but the management company never recognized our decisions. They pretty much put one woman in control. That woman hasn't been living here for a few months now.
The whole thing seems like a big scam to me, I don't understand why he couldn't cite a legit reason for not giving me the money for my portion of the damage. I would like to get started, but it takes forever to get an answer from these people. They are experts in stone-walling and run-around. If anyone has any advice I would really appreciate the help. Thank you in advance.