Ocala, FL asked in Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: The president of my condo association ignores document requests. What can I do to get the documents I need?

They don't send paperwork showing the yearly budget but recently requested an extra 100 for "insurance" to be added to the monthly fees and I've written to the president many times asking for documents of the roof because I need it for a discount on getting the condos insured.

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A: You need to send a certified letter, return receipt to the registered agent of the association (look for your association on www.sunbiz.com) requesting to inspect the official records. Requesting copies of documents is not a proper request and the association has no duty to send copies. The association has ten business days from the date of receiving your request (that's why the return receipt is important) to give you access to the records. At the inspection you can make copies for free with your own smart device or pay the association $0.25 per copy for any copies over 25 pages.

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