FAQs

The Under One Roof website has hundreds of articles on all aspects of tenement maintenance and repair management. If you have a question, make sure to read the articles first, as you may find your answer already on our website.

  • Knowing who your co-owners are can be very helpful. Ownership is public information, so if you don’t know your co-owners or have a factor who can put you in touch with each other, there are other ways to find out. Read more about searching for your co-owners.

  • An owners’ association is a formal arrangement between the owners of your building. It arranges regular meetings to discuss how to manage and maintain your building. Learn more about forming an owners’ association.

  • Every owner has a Duty to Maintain the parts of the tenement that provide support and shelter. If you cannot agree, then there are a number of options you can take yourself or with legal help. Learn more about your options.

  • A factor is employed by the owners of a building to manage the common parts. The factor is there to help owners keep their building up to standard and they work to a legal code. Find out more about factors.

  • Every tenement is different; however, creating a list of areas to check regularly, such as the common stair, windows, and gutters is a good starting point. Find out more about taking care of your building type.

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