Chicago, IL asked in Real Estate Law, Business Law and Constitutional Law for Illinois

Q: I'm a condominium owner in Chicago, IL. I want to publish an association newsletter; am I entitled to association list?

I have published newsletters previously, The previous management company's provided the mailing list. The current management company will not. Am I entitled as a owner, to the home-owner mailing list for that particular purpose?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: The answer to this question will depend on the specific rules and regulations of your condominium association. Typically, condominium associations are governed by bylaws and regulations that outline how the association operates, including how information is shared and distributed to unit owners.

In some cases, unit owners may have the right to access certain association records, including mailing lists, for certain purposes. It's possible that your association's bylaws or regulations provide guidance on whether or not you are entitled to access the mailing list for the purpose of publishing a newsletter.

I recommend reviewing your association's governing documents and speaking with the board of directors or management company to determine what the specific rules are for accessing the mailing list. If you are still unclear, you may want to consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in condominium law to help you understand your rights and obligations as a unit owner.

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