By Prof Graham Paddock
Who must pay excess on geyser claim?
We manage stack units, where the geysers of two units are in the roof of the top unit. I now have the situation where the burst geyser is still under guarantee, so there will be no excess for the owner to pay for the geyser. However, the unit underneath his unit, has consequential damage and the excess for that is R1500, which he refuses to pay. He will only pay the excess if I can show him in the Act where it stipulates that he must pay for the consequential damage of the other owner. My view is that the owner downstairs would not have had the damage if his geyser did not burst?!
Member 1 question:
The new owner is saying it is the body corporate responsibility and that we need to fix the rising damp.
What would be the responsibility of the trustee with this issue?
The trustees should employ an independent expert to give them advice in the form of a written report.
Member 2 question:
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