Originally Posted By: dvalley
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I treat condos the same as I do Single Families. Except that I disclaim all common areas. I always inform my client that anything outside the unit would be considered the responsibility of the Association. However, I always make it a point to do an overall inspection of the common areas anyways.
The last high rise condo I did was in Boston and as I was walking through the underground garage, I found numerous stress cracks throughout most of the four foot wide support columns and outside walls. I recommended a Structural engineer evaluation of the entire foundation.
My client called two weeks later to book a re-inspection of the garage. I walked him through the garage and noticed that there were crack monitoring glass plates attached to areas throughout the columns and walls with bright yellow ?X?s? marking the concerned areas. The Engineers obviously left their tracks.
I always make it a point to inspect the Common areas no matter what.
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