Did you know that not all Miami condos look like apartment buildings? Some look like townhomes, or even single family homes!
So, what exactly is a condo? A condo or condominium is a private residence owned by an individual or family in a building or community with multiple units or townhomes. Generally, like in most Miami condos, you own air space. Weird concept, right? Anyway, generally yes. You own the air space or what you may have heard is called walls in - so, like the paint, cabinets, light fixtures, appliances. You're generally also responsible for the plumbing and electric behind the walls if it's the part that services only your condo.
Now, along with the air space of your unit, you'll also own a proportional interest in the common areas of the building - like any gardens, pools, other amenities, hallways, entrances. Well, these common areas are taken care of by the condo association.
One of the great benefits of condo ownership? Less maintenance for you!
So who do you think is responsible for the windows? Well, normally, it's the owner, not the association, but always be sure to check the condo documents to see who is responsible for what as not every condo is the same.
I'm Heather Waldron with Global Luxury Realty, and I'm a certified condo specialist. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any condo questions. Make it a great day.