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Dear Poles,

Last month, a huge tree fell on our one-story house. My apartment is damaged and there is a leak going into the attic of my apartment. The association has put a tarpaulin on the roof, but it is repeatedly removed. Every time this happens, I send an email to management. It’s currently hurricane season in Florida, and lately, we’ve had severe storms every day. I am concerned about mold and mildew growing in the attic. How long is it reasonable to wait for the association to fix the hole in the roof?

Signature, V.K

Dear VK

I’m sorry to hear about what happened to your apartment. At the very least, it appears that the condo is not waiving its responsibility to repair the roof damage that was caused by the insured event and is therefore clearly their responsibility under Florida State Section 718.111(11).