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So I have reviewed both the Condominium Act codified at NJSA at 46:8b et seq and could not find any authorization for the imposition of attorney fees by the board. I have also reviewed case law and could not find any authority.
Basically if bylaws state that the homeowners are entitled to election results, and the board fails to provide that, thereby necessitating the homeowner to contact the attorney, the proper party to incur the charge for the attorney's time in responding to the request would be the association, precisely because the contact was necessitated by the failure of the board to provide the information in accordance with the bylaws. Just because the board authorizes something does not make it legal.
One can sue for the removal of the charge.
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