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  • Jonathan Klein

    November 18, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    Out bylaws list the owner’s responsibilities. With respect to alterations in a unit it states:

    “An owner shall:

    not make any repairs, additions or alterations … to the plumbing or electrical system within his unit without first obtaining the written consent of the Corporation”

    It the past we have interpreted this statement as not applying to new plumbing fixtures, such as changing a sink faucet. So we concluded that a bidet toilet seat would be analogous to installing a new faucet because there would be no alterations upstream of the shut-off valve.

    I suppose an argument could be made that a bidet seat is not analogous to a faucet because it would be a new water fixture where there was no water fixture before, and the toilet is not necessarily designed to have a bidet seat on it, and the bathroom flooring not designed for increased likelihood of flooding. But this is rather subjective reasoning and so would probably be difficult to enforce with an owner.

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