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Hi, I am on the top floor of a coop that had some water damage in the last year. The ceiling of my apartment has some minor damage on the plaster. Since this is an issue that stemmed from the roof, is it the coop's responsibility to make it look like new/not obviously water damaged, or since it is inside the apartment is it mine? This is my first apartment so I'm not sure who should do what.
The co-op's responsible for fixing the plaster. You pay for any repainting.
thanks, NWT. Will get on them asap.
imo, the coop is responsible for the repainting too. It's part of the cost of fixing the damage that the faulty roof caused.
That'd be good for the particular owner, though not for the other shareholders.
The Proprietary Lease typically says "...nor shall the Lessor be obligated to repaint or replace wallpaper or other decorations in the apartment or to refinish floors...."
Aside from the expense, if the co-op pays to restore your place to its pre-leak condition, then it either has to do the same for everybody or risk getting sued for treating some shareholders better than others.
You might be able to get the extra costs covered by your own or the upstairs neighbor's insurance, though.