Q: Our HOA received money from FEMA after a hurricane 3 years ago. HOA won't release how they allocated that money.
They mishandled the money, and many units are still unfinished. How can we get them to release those documents showing how they spent the money, which was supposed to go to the condo owners.
A: You read your condo declarations and follow the procedures outlined therein to request inspection of the books and records. Follow them to the letter. Make written demand to the correct address and get proof of delivery, for example. If they do not comply, follow the procedures to put questions or items on the agenda of your next general HOA meeting. Again, follow these to the letter. This is really more of a real estate law question than a consumer law question. Take a look at the declarations and the procedures etc and consider reposting this as a real estate topic, but keep in mind this is a public forum and whatever you post here is not confidential. You may wish to have a private consultation with a real estate lawyer instead who can review your HOA declarations and rules and give you some specific advice.
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