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Who is responsible for repairs in my unit?

Responsibilities for repairs and maintenance depend on what is outlined in the Condominium Act and the condo corporation’s governing documents. Condo corporations are generally responsible for repairing damage to common elements and standard unit elements. Common elements may include parking, hallways, elevators, amenities, etc. Owners are responsible for the normal wear and tear on their units, as well as repair for decorative or non-standard unit elements. The corporation’s governing documents generally define what is considered a standard unit. Always review these documents first so you can understand your responsibilities and theirs. The standard unit definition provides a specific list of items that your condo corporation considers part of a standard unit. Generally, these don’t include any alterations or renovations. Anything not included in the definition of the standard unit would then be considered improvements and their repairs are the responsibility of the owner.

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