Q. Our condo building has 6 units. The top two units have private decks on their rooftops. The roof needs to be repaired, as all of the units are experiencing problems with leaking.

The decks will need to be removed, as well as some custom wood furniture the owners have installed, then replaced after the roof work is done. Who is responsible for paying for the deck replacement?

A. Leaking roofs are a common problem for condominium buildings, and water infiltration can affect multiple units simply due to its ability to easily flow from once space to another.  Roofs are nearly always considered a Common Element, and therefore the board has a responsibility to ensure they are maintained even if water is only affecting a single unit. Maintenance of rooftop decks, however, requires that the board

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