Asked Apr 24, 2007, 04:00 PM
I am a tenant in a condo owned by someone else. The community is run by an HOA. I understand that they have responisbility for all common areas including the covered parking spaces provided to the occupants of the condos.
I recently sustained considerable damage ($2400) to the bumper on my car. This damage was the result of the rebar that holds the concrete parking blocks in place at the front of the parking space. The parking lot was resurfaced recently and the parking blocks had been moved. The bottom line is that the rebar placed at both ends of the concrete block were not pounded back as they should have been. In my case the rebar was sticking up about two inches above the concrete.
I filed a small claim against the HOA. I got their initial response today. They say that since I am a renter I have no rights and if I want to be compensated for the damage to my car I need to take it up with the individual I rent from.
So, my question is this. Is the HOA responsible for this situation or not?
Last edited by bexaminer; Apr 24, 2007 at 04:04 PM.
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