So I’ve have a good tenant in a condo in north Atlanta since '09. Late last year a problem neighbor (renter) moved in right above my unit.
2 problems from the neighbor:
Water from their bathroom is leaked from their unit to my mine. (twice)
Noise at all hours from their 7 year old running around the unit. (I KNOW very well there is nothing I can do about this)
The first time water leaked back in December, the upstairs owner called his plumber & he found no leaks in his unit nor mine below. The leak was not continuous so I doubt there any plumbing issue. It was just a weird occurrence. Now the 2nd time (6 months later) just happened over this past weekend, and this time there is smell of urine. I suspect the 7 year old or his single momma may be backing up the toilet & toilet water finding its way to my unit. I called the HOA again about this leaking issue & the owner called his plumber again to come out this week & check it out (to likely say there is no leak…)
After the first time, I just went & painted the water stains on the ceiling. Now there are new stains + urine smell.
- How do I take care of the urine smell off the walls/ceiling?
- What can I do hold the other owner responsible for my unit damages? I can’t really prove his tenant is doing anything wrong with their toilet. At the very least I think I should be sending the upstairs unit owner a certified letter telling him that I will hold him legally responsible for any water damages & creating a unsanitary situation for my tenant , that now may/may not have grounds to break her lease with me.
I’m so open to suggestions on how to deal with this sitaution.