Condo Chaos: The Mystery of the Phantom Plumber and the Unwanted Invoice

Diply Social Team
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Imagine this: You've just bought a condo and are in the midst of renovating your kitchen when your downstairs neighbor accuses you of flooding her place. But there's a twist - you haven't hit any pipes. And then, a 'plumber' appears out of nowhere, agreeing with your innocence, but later hands you an invoice for $450. Sounds like a plot for a sitcom, right? But this is reality for one couple. Let's dive into their story. 🕵️‍♀️🔧

The New Condo and the Mysterious Neighbor

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Renovation Rumble: The Accusation

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The Phantom Plumber Appears

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The Real Culprit: A Leaky Washer

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The Aftermath: A Drywall Dilemma

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The Unexpected Invoice

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The Phantom Plumber's Secret Identity

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The Verdict: Not Guilty

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The Dilemma: To Pay or Not to Pay

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The Condo Conundrum: A Tale of Mystery, Misunderstanding, and Money

In a whirlwind of events, our couple finds themselves in a condo conundrum. Accused of causing a flood, they discover the real culprit - a leaky washer. Yet, they're handed a hefty invoice by a 'phantom plumber' who turns out to be a friend of the owner. With the HOA and management company declaring them not responsible, they're left with a dilemma: should they pay for work they didn't authorize, or stand their ground? Let's see what the court of public opinion has to say about this. 🏛️💰👥

NTA and seek legal advice from a reliable source 📖

imagoblinshark | imagoblinshark

🚫 NTA: Don't pay for damage you didn't cause! 🛠️💸

ExcaliBurrito69 | ExcaliBurrito69

NTA: OP not responsible. Let HOA handle neighbor and contractor 👍

Princess_Leigh-Cheri | Princess_Leigh-Cheri

Dodgy plumbers and scammers: don't fall for their tricks! 💧🚫

jolovesmustard | jolovesmustard

Smells like a scam! Take it to Small Claims court! 💰

FGThePurp | FGThePurp

Stand your ground! Don't pay for someone else's mess! 💪

TruthRelativism | TruthRelativism

🕵️‍♀️ Unmasking the Phantom Plumber: Exposing the Scam Behind the Invoice

LeReineNoir | LeReineNoir

Outrageous price for damage fixed? No way! NTA 💸

LxSky90 | LxSky90

Navigating neighbor drama, NTA but still gotta live together 😬

peppermintpatri | peppermintpatri

Smart move! Stand your ground without being a doormat. 🛡️

judge1492 | judge1492

Setting expectations with your neighbor: beware of unauthorized invoices!

concretism | concretism

NTA. HOA did good. Pay nothing, tell them to pound sand.

depressivedarkling | depressivedarkling

Unfair invoice for a small repair? NTA, don't pay it!

devedander | devedander

Don't pay! No contract, no liability. Stand your ground! 💪

T8rthot | T8rthot

Don't pay the crook! Let the neighbor handle their buddy 🚫💸

dennismullen12 | dennismullen12

Owner exposes buddy's scam in condo chaos. Not the a**hole.

Shurigin | Shurigin

Don't pay that invoice! Seek legal counsel for this NTA 🙄

SquiggleMePengu | SquiggleMePengu

Stand your ground! Don't pay for someone else's mistakes. 💪

dsnynp77 | dsnynp77

Confused about being blamed for a bill that wasn't yours?

senseibuns | senseibuns

No contract, no payment! You're in the clear! 🙌

JustJudgin | JustJudgin

NTA: No quote, no payment. Use licensed contractors! 💸🚫

soph_lurk_2018 | soph_lurk_2018

NTA - You're not liable for the work, and even if you were they have to show you a few different quotes which you then approve for the work to be done, they don't get to pick the contractor and expect you to pay - because shit like this happens when that's allowed. Tell your neighbour that she can have her landlord deal with this since it's their property. Then remind the landlord that you're not liable under the HOA regs and if he wanted your voluntary contribution towards repair he should have gone about it properly and got 3 quotes for you to approve rather than just charge in and get his buddy to repair it. He doesn't like that he can take you to small claims.

HellcatPaz | HellcatPaz

Stand your ground! Don't let them take advantage of you 😡

orangeducksarecool | orangeducksarecool

Stand your ground and let the owner deal with the consequences 💪

LitChick2000 | LitChick2000

"Don't pay! Be firm or you'll be scammed again! 😠"

musicteacher45 | musicteacher45

Stand your ground! Don't pay for someone else's mess! 💪

jairatraci | jairatraci

Don't pay! You're not the a**hole in this situation 😤

dr-thicc-hamster | dr-thicc-hamster

No a**hole here. What's the story behind this mystery plumber?

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Stand your ground! Don't pay that unwanted invoice! 💪

Ihave0friendzer0 | Ihave0friendzer0

NTA. Stand your ground and seek mediation to set a precedent.

Miffy_1999 | Miffy_1999

NTA 🚫👨‍⚖️ Legal advice needed for phantom plumber situation

Brooklyn_Bunny | Brooklyn_Bunny

NTA. Let the HOA handle the unlicensed contractor chaos! 😱

lanuevachicaobond007 | lanuevachicaobond007

Confusion over payment for plumber's work and drywall repairs.

aeiou-y | aeiou-y

Insurance coverage differs, consider offering to pay their excess as goodwill

petitepretzel | petitepretzel

Don't pay for something you're not responsible for! 💸

markroth69 | markroth69

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