Mr. X is an owner of a condominium. While he was away, his son’s friend came over for a visit and accidentally broke a side glass door in the club house. However, Mr. X refused to be responsible for the damages since it was broken by his son’s friend. Therefore he ignores the demand of compensation from the condominium’s management body. Is it true?
In this case, liability would fall upon the unit owner for damages incurred because the son’s friend appears to be an invitee (guest). The Joint Management Body or Management Corporation only has enforcement power over the unit owner, but not the invitee. Nonetheless, the unit owner may seek reimbursement from the said friend. In any event, there might be specific provisions in the Deed of Mutual Covenants to deal with such incidents.
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