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Right To Inspect Condo Association Contracts


G.S. from Hartford County writes:

Dear Mister Condo,

Does Connecticut law mandate that unit owners have a right to get copies of contracts signed by the Association’s Board?

Mister Condo replies:

G.S., as a general rule, all unit owners within an association have a right to inspect any record of the association, which includes contracts entered into by the Board on behalf of the association. The Common Interest Ownership Act (also known as CIOA) is the law that gives this right. However, records are not necessarily free or always available so there may be a fee to inspect the documents and reasonable notice must also be given for the request to inspect the documents. This is out of practicality as most records are stored away in file cabinets and need to be retrieved and prepared prior to inspection. I want to point out that I am not an attorney so if you require a legal opinion beyond my answer here, I strongly recommend you seek out competent legal help to assist you. All the best!

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