Massachusetts Bill S.621, received favorable report from Housing Committee of Mass State Legislature and referred to the Senate Committee on on Ethics and Rules.
Below find email addresses of Senate Committee on Ethics and Rules members.
- Boston Globe Editorial, December 14, 2013: Multifamily housing: Anxiety at the condo meeting
Important legislation for condo owners!
Today bill S.621 received a favorable report from the Housing Committee of Massachusetts State Legislature and it has been referred onto the Senate Committee on Ethics and Rules.
This is good news for condominium owners who have requested financial information from their associations only to be stonewalled, ignored or flat out refused by the board.
The bad news is condominium law in Massachusetts already requires financial documents to be provided on request to condo owners.
This is going to be difficult to believe (wink, wink), but many boards thumb their nose at the existing law and never provide the requested information to owners. Many boards realize very few individual owners can afford costly legal battles and do not fear being held accountable.
Bill S.621 gives an owner the ability to recoup any legal fees spent in an effort to obtain financial records an association who fails to provide them.
Boards need to be held accountable. Owners have the right to review and copy all financial records without hiring an attorney.
Contact the members of the Senate Committee on Ethics and Rules (email addresses above) and urge favorable action!
Tell them Ms. Condo Board Reform sent you!