My question involves real estate located in the State of: Coloradon
On Saturday, December 7, 2019 I was awoken by the gentleman who owns the condominium that I am connected to. He told me his crawl space was flooded and asked me to check my crawl space. Sure enough, my crawl space was completely full of water. He told me that the boys that rent his condo had called him earlier in the week because they had received a citation from the city citing excessive water usage. He right away went to work first pumping the water from his condo and then he pumped the water from my crawl space. The process took the entire day well into the night. While we were waiting he showed us his garage. There was water and calcified stains on one side of the floor. He said he had no idea how long the leak was going for because his tenants don't use their garage and he hadn't been by in sometime. Once he had pumped the majority of the water he left. The following day he was back placing fans and dehumidifiers in his crawl space and told me he had fixed the leak and that my side was my resoncibility and I needed to do the same along with replace all the insulation because it was no good.
I am confused because the city gave him the citation for excessive water usage and also his excuse for not being aware of the leak was his tenants never went into the garage and he had not been by to check on the property to know if there was anything wrong. Also hoa states that repairs have to be done by a licensed plumber and then checked by the property manager. How am I to know where the repair was done and if the repair was done right? How am I responsible for damages to my condominium because he failed to check on his property and his tenants not going into their garage to notice water coming up because the leaked had completely flood the entire foundation? Even now one week later there is puddles in the crawl space because the ground is saturated.