My wife, young child and myself are being harassed by the condo board. After threatening my wife on the phone, the board president has threatened to fine us $1,000 to our mailbox caused by the handyman, following the board's orders. He scraped it badly while scraping off our nameplate. We need the name because certain important mail won't deliver to a box without a name. Also, nobody told us we couldn't have our name on it, and it was in place a year. In the same threatening phone call, the president threatened to fine us hurricane shutters closed. He says they can only be closed during a hurricane, and we had them 5 years. The president is also interfering in a personal dispute we had with a resident who threatened us, and said he wants us to move. This stress is affecting my wife's health - she had nearly fatal surgery and can't be put under undue stress. I am on Social Security Disability , which gets much worse when I am put under severe stress. Can they fine us things we didn't do, and if they do, can it affect selling the unit? Do we have grounds to sue emotional distress?
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