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Old 10-15-2010, 04:07 PM   #1
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Condo was advertised to have had the roof redone


In our condo, the building was a major renovation project and the promoters advertised that the roof was redone. My understanding is that the roof would have been completely re roofed to new standards. The promoter now says that they made repairs and they deemed the roof to be redone. What does the term "Redone" mean?? Repaired or completely re roofed??

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Old 10-15-2010, 04:12 PM   #2
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The words in the advertising are one thing.

What did the legal contract say?

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The legal buying terms were that the roof would be redone, this was the term used in my offer to purchase and my purchase contract. Can the term "redone" be construed as minor patches and repairs, or does redone mean the roof had to be resurfaced?? It is a flat roof with gravel. What would done to have the roof redone??
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Condo was advertised to have had the roof redone


To me, redone would mean repaired, re-roofed or new roof would mean a new roof.
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By posting this question, you seem to admit that the word is at least open to more than one interpretation even if you are pretty confident in your interpretation you are a fair minded person who thinks someone else could see it differently without lying.

So the word is ambiguous.

I've been in a few contract disputes. If it gets to court and the text is ambiguous the process is usually supposed to figure out the intent of the parties. In my opinion, you'd need some mighty solid papertrail before doing anything more than just bluffing about litigation. After all, you've agreed its ambiguous.
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Condo was advertised to have had the roof redone


Hire a lawyer.
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:20 PM   #7
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I agree with Ron, but be wary of the lawyer who gets paid by the hour even if they lose. IMO, unless you have a really good papertrail for what "redone" means, your lawyer's job will be to huff and puff hoping for an easy compromise and your job will be knowing when to fold, since without that papertrail you'll almost certainly be bluffing..... and at $150/hr or more, bluffing is expensive.
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Condo was advertised to have had the roof redone


If the engine in my car is redone, it is rebuilt using the existing major components. It is the same for anything that is repaired as opposed to replaced.
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I agree with Ron, but be wary of the lawyer who gets paid by the hour even if they lose. IMO, unless you have a really good papertrail for what "redone" means, your lawyer's job will be to huff and puff hoping for an easy compromise and your job will be knowing when to fold, since without that papertrail you'll almost certainly be bluffing..... and at $150/hr or more, bluffing is expensive.
What year are you quoting? Try $350+
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In our condo, the building was a major renovation project and the promoters advertised that the roof was redone. My understanding is that the roof would have been completely re roofed to new standards. The promoter now says that they made repairs and they deemed the roof to be redone. What does the term "Redone" mean?? Repaired or completely re roofed??
Canít tell you what redone means since itís not even a word.
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if it's a condo with HOA's it almost would seem to be a non issue since they will repair studs out when need be.
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What year are you quoting? Try $350+
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I've heard of inflation, but that's..... wow.

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