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Any new fees such as these would require the requisite consent of the owners; it could not be unilaterally imposed by the board without the owners' consent. The board serves at the pleasure of the owners, not vice versa; and the board has a fiduciary duty to the homeowners. So, until and unless the requisite vote of the owners is obtained, this fee could not be enforced upon you. You can deal with this in one of two ways: i) you could simply provide them the foregoing info and refuse to pay; or ii) you could pay to avoid them fining you further and putting an invalid lien on your condo and then file suit to recover in small claims court and seek punitive damages as well as your actual damages due to their blatant and intentional misconduct in acting outside their authority.
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1) Ask them for the specific authority granted by a homeowner vote or specific authority in the Bylaws or Declaration giving them such authority.
2) You do not, With any payment, include a letter you are paying under protest and reserve all rights.