Helping Condo Owners Take On Condominium Associations
If you live in a condominium unit, your condominium association has a duty to provide safe conditions and conduct timely repairs. If the condo association in your building is not upholding its duties, you may need an attorney to enforce your rights.
We are Santoni, Vocci & Ortega, LLC, a tenants’ rights law firm serving the Baltimore area. Our attorneys have advocated for hundreds of tenants in their 50-plus years of combined experience handling a variety of consumers’ rights legal issues. If you suspect your association is failing to maintain the building(s), breaking the law or overstepping its authority, let us know.
Protect Your Condo From Damage And Devaluation
A pattern we have seen many times over is that water leaks into condominium units, causing damage and mold growth. This can result in the devaluation of your home and, potentially, its declaration as uninhabitable due to health conditions.
Condominium associations in Maryland must maintain, repair and replace the common elements of the condominium. In many cases, the exterior of the building is considered part of the common elements. If the roof and outside of the building are not maintained and repaired regularly, the “building envelope” can fail. When the exterior of the building is no longer watertight, the unit owners can suffer serious consequences.
You Have Rights When It Comes To Collection Actions
Condominium associations also collect the assessments (monthly and special condo payments) for the community. The association can also take certain actions against unit owners for failing to pay their monthly or special assessments. When they do so, they must follow Maryland’s landlord-tenant laws.
Reach Out To Talk To A Lawyer
Your condo is one of the most important investments you have. Make sure that you have a lawyer to advocate for you with your condo association. Schedule an initial consultation with Santoni, Vocci & Ortega, LLC, to speak with a lawyer. Call our Towson-based office at 443-782-5596, or send an email today.