Hi, today my neighbor adjacent to me had his plumbing checked for leaks because the Condo directly below him had water damage to their bathroom ceiling. They couldn't find anything wrong with his plumbing (They tore into his wall and everything) so the plumber asked to check my bathroom and after turning on my shower determined that my tub spout/diverter was leaking water into the wall behind it and this caused the damage below.
I immediately went to Home Depot and bought a new tub spout and installed it.
As the years have gone by I've noticed that when I use the diverter more and more water escapes from the front of the spout instead of going to the showerhead, but I didn't realise some of it was going out the back too.
Tomorrow the condo association is sending a plumber to my unit I was informed.
Am I responsible for the damage to the downstairs unit? Am I responsible for my adjacent neighbor who had his wall opened up in search of my leak?
My CC&R reads as follows: "Repairs Resulting from Negligence: Each Owner will reimburse the Association for any damages to any other Unit or to any Common Elements caused intentionally, negligently or by his or her failure to properly maintain, repair or make replacements to his or her Unit or to those Common Elements for which such Owner is responsible under this Declaration. The Association will be respnsible for damage to Units which is caused intentionally, negligently or by its failure to maintain, repair or make replacements to the Common Elements. If such damage is caused by misconduct, it will be assessed following Notice and Hearing."
As an aside last year the neighbor directly below me had some kind of water damage they thought came from my unit. After checking my bathroom and not finding any leaks they determined it was the adjacent neighbor on the first floor who was the source of the damage.
Thanks for any help.