Burst Pipe in Your Home — What is Your Responsibility for Repair After Damage

Whether you live in a townhome or high rise, the impact of water damage as a result of a burst pipe can be a very trying experience.

Depending on the severity of the event you may be dealing with damaged possessions such as furniture and clothing (otherwise known as contents) and possibly your walls, ceilings and flooring. In extreme cases it may involve you having to relocate from your home for a period of time.

While each condo is unique, that Corporation’s Declaration, By-laws and Rules, as well as the Condominium Act, 1998 along with case law, provide some baseline in determining the responsibility of all parties.