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I am a condo owner and I have asked the Board of Directors to be able to review some documentation such as contracts of vendors we use for different services. These are contracts that are paid for by my HOA fees which I pay monthly. Can they withhold these documents from me viewing them.

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?

I have sent emails to the board about four times and also to the property management company assigned to our association. All with either no response or I have been told these are confidential documents and not available to me. Should I send a certified letter to the board?

Lawyer's Assistant: Where is the condo located?

In Atlanta Ga in Buckhead

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Not that I can think of.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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OC GA 14-3-1602 states that all members of a condo association have a right to inspect ALL records of an association upon reasonable request and time and place for such inspection. Contracts are part of ALL records of the association. If they refuse to allow your inspection pursuant to your written demand including a copy of the statute found at https://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2016/title-14/chapter-3/article-16/part-1/section-14-3-1602/ then you have a right to file a petition for declaratory judgment which is a suit in court asking for the court to order production as well as pay you damages for their refusal to follow state law.

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