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About 2 months ago, I had a ceiling leaking in the bathroom. It turns out that the tap in the laundry room upstairs was not switched off completely and was dripping, probably for some time, because the tenants moved out. The plumber came and said there is waterproofing issue in their laundry room and needs to be fixed.
Of course, when the tap was turned off, the leaking stopped. But after 2 months, when I asked the strata manager what was the plan, here is his response: “According to the plumbers, this occurred to extraordinary circumstances and does not occur in normal circumstances. The area was left on for a long period of time hence the leak however once this was turned off the leak ceased occurring meaning there Is no issue according to the plumber. We will monitor and if it occurs when they move in then we will take appropriate action.”
Since the strata manager has a history of giving false excuses, I was wondering the excuse he gave this time has any merits? What if I go on a holiday and the leak happens again and ruins my property?
During the meeting I asked him about the repair and he mentioned that the waterproofing issue won’t be covered by insurance. So I guess the OC doesn’t want to repair it because of the cost. How should I go about this?
[NB: Mark180 has an ongoing issue with his strata manager who appears to be making up strata law as he goes, as outlined here: https://www.flat-chat.com.au/topic/nomination-for-members-of-the-strata-committee/%5D
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