A general overview of what is considered in-unit and what is considered common area responsibility.
In regards to maintenance and responsibility, the HOA and Board of Trustees, supported by the management company (CHARLESGATE), is responsible for facilitating the regular maintenance and repair of common areas and systems. Each individual unit owner is responsible for the regular maintenance and repair of items considered in-unit. For a full breakdown of what is considered "common area and systems" and what is considered "in-unit" please reference your condominium Master Deed, which can be found in your owner's portal in Appfolio.
As a point of summary, the following are a few items that are generally the responsibility of unit owners in many HOA condominium buildings:
- Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning ("HVAC") systems serving only one unit, and any fireplaces, gas stoves, chimneys, and flues serving only one unit.
- The exterior surface of the door in its entirety, excluding the exterior molding or trim (if any).
- The exterior surface of the window (including any skylight windows) in its entirety, excluding any molding or trim located to the exterior of the window.
- The plane of the upper surface of the subflooring, or in the case of those units without subflooring, the plane of the upper surface of the floor slab.
As a point of summary, the following are a few items that are generally the responsibility of the HOA and the Board of Trustees, supported by the management company:
- The roofs and associated roof drainage, including any gutters and downspouts of the building.
- The elevators and all shafts.
- The lobbies, corridors, hallways, stairways, stairs, ramps, entrances, and exits of the building.
- Any landscaping, sidewalks, lighting fixtures and equipment, patios, planters, trash receptacles, and other improvements located on any portion of the land.
For an actual and full breakdown of what is considered in-unit and what is considered common area, please reference your Condominium Master Deed, which can be found in your owner's portal in Appfolio. This article here is not intended to serve as a final record or full explanation of responsibilities.