My question involves real estate located in the State of: Virginia
My bathroom ceiling has been damaged by a slow leak from the unit above for many months. I thought the leaking pipe/seal had been repaired, I duct-taped the peeling drywall and waited for the HOA to make the necessary repair. I got tired of waiting (they are very slow) so I paid to have the drywall work done myself. Within hours, the new drywall became stained and moist, so it turns out the leak had never been repaired at all.
Through email communications with the unit owner and HOA, turns out they don't agree on who is responsible and they are both directing me to the other for a resolution.
I'm very happy to pay for the repair to my ceiling myself when the leak is resolved but I feel like I'm now the mediator in this dispute. I have emails where each one is blaming the other. Is there anything I can do? Thanks in advance.