G.A. from New Haven County writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Am I correct that as a unit owner of my condominium complex I am entitled to see, for example, the snow removal contract?
Mister Condo replies:
G.A., for the most part, all unit owners are entitled to see any of the signed contracts that the association has entered into. This allows for greater transparency in association operations and unit owners, who pay into the association’s Reserve and Operating funds every month in the form of common fees, can see where their money is being spent. However, there is the practical consideration that someone (usually an employee of the management company) will need to spend time to produce the signed contract for you to review. There may be a fee charged to you in order for you to see the record. It is still your right to see the contract but it also the right of the record holder to charge a service fee for their time in producing the record for you to inspect. All the best!