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who pays: sponsor or coopSep 27, 2007


leak in apt owned by sponsor and rented at market rate - not detected and repaired effectively for 4 weeks resulting in extensive property, mold damage and hotel bills for the occupant (who was travelling).

who should pay mold remidiation and detection costs? who pays for damages to the property (the renter did not have insurance) the coop or the sponsor? the sponsor is the direct landlord to the renter in this case, isnt he?

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Who was responsible for the leak? - AdC Sep 27, 2007


I don't know from your message if the leak was from infrastructure and consequenlty, co-op responsibility or if it was a leak caused by the owner of another apartment going into the sponsor unit.

If the problem was co-op responsibility to fix, then the co-op takes care of the expenses for mold remediation and any other expenses associated with the leak.

Bottomline is: the sponsor is another shareholder and his tenants get the same privileges of a shareholder as far as being entitled to services.

AdC


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adc - sounds like a coop screw up - sdm Sep 27, 2007


no? big one at thAT. the upstairs neighbor may have had questionable plumbing working on her drain but hard to prove - they had a renovation few years back.

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What is questionable? - AdC Sep 28, 2007


In a building, nothing is questionable: it leaks or it does not leak.

What is the source will lead to who is responsible.

Speculation is just for the BIRDS!!! Facts only count.

AdC

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Re: who pays: sponsor or coop - Peter Grech Sep 27, 2007


what was the cause of the leak and what leaked?
Pg

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upstairs neighbor's kitchen drain pipe - sdm Sep 27, 2007


supposedly that was it. a neighbor who was home notified the super repeatedly of a bad smell. no action was taken util stains appeared in the apt below . the sponsor's managing agent hored a mold inspector but the cop, as far as i know, got hte 3k bill.

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Re: who pays: sponsor or coop - AR Sep 27, 2007


The source of the leak must first be identified. At this time, the responsible party is named.
If it is a faulty drain in the tub, then it is in the wall and a coop repair and expence.
nevertheless, I reccomend emediate testing and remediation, let the billing be sortted later.
Unfortunately, the private property damage will have to picked up by insurance and not the responsible party, unless they want to make a civil case out of it and atempt to collect through other means... in which case neglegence may have to be proved.

~AR

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