Marco Island, FL asked in Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: The condo board won't pick up certified letter requesting records. What do I do now?

Two other owners and myself have sent several certified letters requesting financial records but they wont pick the letters up because they know what they are and don't want to give us the records.

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A: You could report them to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) at, but with the pandemic the response time might be slower than usual. The other option is to send them by courier or hire a process server. Typically, unless you have a discounted service with a carrier, the cost for a process server may be the better option. It may cost more, but you would also get an affidavit of service.

Richard Paul Zaretsky
Richard Paul Zaretsky
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The requirement is that you send the request to the address used by the board of directors or the President. There is no requirement that the board read your demand. Your demand is made whether they read it or not.

Time for an attorney to communicate with them once they have breached the statutory time limits.

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