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New Owner of Old Condominium with Improvements and Betterments

09 February 2015 By In Blog style

A Ohio subscriber recently asked the following question:

When a condo owner makes improvements to the condo, for example new kitchen cabinets, and later sells the condo, are the cabinets still betterments and improvements for the new owner who purchases the condo?

ANSWER: The condo policy does not define "improvements and betterments." The policy provides coverage for betterments and alterations. While the new owner did not make the alterations, they are still alterations all the same. Also, the state statutes determine whether the unit owner or the condo association is responsible for appliances and cabinets. In our opinion the alterations still count as alterations under the new owner and should be insured as such.

Read 4787 times Last modified on Monday, 09 February 2015 18:54

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