In general, condo owners are typically responsible for emergency repair & maintenance of their in-suite heating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC Systems), including fan coil, heat pump & ERV, bathroom fan, exhaust fans and other appliances.
While buildings may perform annual or semi-annual maintenance cleaning and filter changes, this is not a requirement but rather done for the common good. It’s essential to review the specific documents that outline these responsibilities, such as the declaration, by-laws, and rules.
The declaration and description of responsibilities, including the common elements and non-comment element systems in condo buildings, are stated in the condo by-laws. These by-laws are specified in the Condominium Declaration Act. The board of directors passes by-laws. As a condo owner, you should be able to find a list of the exclusive use common elements for particular condo units as well as a statement of the shared everyday expenses for the common elements. By-laws and rules, which are essential for the administration and management of the condominium corporation, also specify matters that may be the subject of by-laws and the restrictions and guidelines for unit owners.
While condo owners are generally responsible for in-suite heating and air conditioning repairs, it’s important to note that there are some cases where the corporation may own and take responsibility for the In-Suite HVAC Servicing in a building. If you’re uncertain about who is responsible for the repair and maintenance of your in-suite heating and air conditioning system, it’s best to look into your condo corporation declaration rules & regulation documents.
Ultimately, it’s essential for condo owners and property managers to understand their responsibilities regarding in-suite heating and air conditioning repairs. By reviewing the relevant documents and seeking guidance where necessary, you can ensure that your HVAC system is properly maintained and repaired and that you’re in compliance with the applicable laws and regulations.
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