Definition : Lack of maintenance of the common portions

Failures to carry out the work intended to preserve the immovable common portions in a good state of repair and to prevent their deterioration. The lack of maintenance can bring about the common portions' premature obsolescence, and also compromise the occupants' safety.  


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