Leaking Roofs

Flat owners on the top floor of Housing Societies often find their roofs leaking, especially during the rainy season.
The water seeps through the roof, spoils the paint and plaster and some times damages the furniture and electric fittings.

I have come across one case where the leakage and seepage were so terrible that the flat owner literally could not sleep in the flat. He repaired the flat. But then he felt enough was enough. Repairing the terrace was the duty of the Housing Society.

But the Society refused to do anything. The matter is now in the Consumer Forum. The Housing Bye Laws are clear. The terrace has to be maintained by the Society.  I fail to understand why any Society should shirk their responsibility.

I am giving the link to a decision of the Bombay High Court.


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