Q: Can our HOA board controlled by Builder make us sign release to be on transition committee?
....and assigns release, waive, acquit and forever discharge and hold harmless Property Name, Inc., and each of its, successors, assigns, members, officers, directors, employees, agents, managers, management companies, servants, heirs, executors, administrators, insurers, attorneys, and persons, firms or corporations having an interest therein (hereinafter collectively referred to as the releasees) of and from any and all claims, actions, causes of action, demands, rights, damages, injuries, death, costs, loss of services, expenses, attorney's fees, and compensation whatsoever, which the undersigned now has or which may hereafter accrue on account of or in any way growing out of any and all known and unknown, foreseen and unforeseen bodily and personal injuries and property damage and the consequences thereof resulting or to result from any accident, casualty, or event occurring in connection with the undersigned’s voluntary work as a committee member for Property Name.
They can always ask but you do not have to sign it. I would recommend you not sign it without having a lawyer review the entire document, which may not be worth the cost, considering you are volunteering.
Developer-controlled HOAs will do or say anything because they are counting on you not spending your money on a lawyer to protect your rights. This document seems very extreme considering the nature of your voluntary duties, which I would guess from my experience with transitions is pretty much reviewing documents and checking the files.
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