5311.14 Repair or restoration of damages - sale.

(A) Unless provided otherwise in the declaration, damage to or destruction of all or any part of the common elements of a condominium property shall be promptly repaired and restored by the board of directors of the unit owners association. The cost of the repairs and restoration shall be paid from the proceeds of insurance, if any, payable because of the damage or destruction, and the balance of that cost is a common expense.

(B)

(1) Unless provided otherwise in the declaration, in the event of damage to or destruction of all or any part of the common elements of a condominium property, the unit owners, by the affirmative vote of those entitled to exercise not less than seventy-five per cent of the voting power or a greater per cent if provided in the declaration, may elect not to repair or restore the damaged or destroyed common elements.

(2) Upon an election not to repair or restore, all of the condominium property is subject to an action for sale as upon partition at the suit of unit owners exercising a majority of the voting power of unit owners. If the condominium property is sold pursuant to division (B)(2) of this section, any net proceeds of the sale, the net proceeds of insurance, and any other indemnity arising because of the damage or destruction are considered as one fund for distribution to all unit owners in proportion to the undivided interests in the common elements appurtenant to their units.

No unit owner is entitled to receive any portion of those proceeds until all liens and encumbrances on the unit, except taxes and assessments of political subdivisions not then due and payable, are paid, released, or discharged.

Effective Date: 07-20-2004