I own an older condo in Florida. There are 6 cluster of about 20-30 units, mainly 2 bedrooms and 1 bedrooms. There are a few 3 bedrooms. My cluster has 2 - 3 bedrooms. I own a 3 bedroom. I lived there for 4 years and was treated very badly by the other owners. I was the youngest at 40. I have an autistic son who is 20 now. They have never liked me I keep to my own and ignore them and do not venture anywhere on property. Even though I pay very high condo fees for the age of the condos. I had to move and live with my older parents and did not have a job because of the economy. I never missed a condo mortgage payment and never a condo fee payment. I rented it out for a 1 year the were very picky of my tenant and made her uncomfortable she moved. I have an new tenant with 3 young kids a very nice young family. Very religious and quiet. They (condo) association made me pay for one year condo fees in advance before they would let them in because they had a foreclosure in the past because of the economy. Is this legal? They also thought that that they could say how many people could live there and the amount of children. This is not a 65 or 55 plus neighborhood.
About two years ago a condo in our association went into foreclosure. It took that long to settle up with everything. In December it was finally sold and the new owner took over. The old owner did not give it back to the bank and left it go all the way to the foreclosed state with all the legal stuff that they do with it. Sheriff sale, short sale, second sheriff sale and then it finally foreclosed on. Before the whole mess started the old owner had water damage in the unit and never reported it to our property management service. When she vacated and moved on and then her mortgage company took the necessary steps to resell the unit again it was never reported to our management. I know for I was on the board at the time everything went down. Now today the new neighbor wants our management service to pay for the water damage. Since we never knew about this and the old owner did not give the unit back to the bank, she left it go into foreclosure and also filed bankruptcy. We continued to bill her for the condo fees, but when the final out come was turned over, we could only get back 6 months of condo fees not 2 years, because the old owner left it go into the foreclosure status instead of giving it back to the bank that held the title. Lengthy process. Now my question is this..... Are we responsible to fix the damages to this unit. The new owner saw the damages and tried to negotiate with the new Realtor and they would not budge on the price. Now she wants our management service to pay to have this fixed. Can she do that? And are we responsible to fix it. The damaged came from the roof itself,but. I say since it was never reported number 1 and number 2 this was a foreclosed unit bought that way. What are our rights to this situation? Are we responsible to fix it or is this on the new owner to fix it herself. She purchased it with cash as and as is unit? Any help is appreciated. I say I am right and I want to make sure management does not pay for any of this out of our money.