I currently own half of a duplex/condex. The other owner/trustee rents his side out. 2 years ago he brought it to my attention that he found termites on his side and hired a local exterminator who sprayed and claimed the problem was solved. Shortly thereafter I found that my side also had termites which resulted in over $15,000 in repairs. I have not only repaired and treated my side of the property, but I also repaired a portion of the shared wall based on the other owner stating he would be making repairs on his side as well. My questions are: What can I do if the other owner does not repair or treat for the termites and they come back over to my side? After visably seeing the damage inbetween the shared wall I don't think there is anything left on his side for the termites to eat, but after all the work I had done, is he liable if I do find damage to the new work? Also, due to the units sharing a wall can I legally hire a home inspector to see if his side is stable. My biggest fear is to have his unit collapse and take mine with it.
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