S.E. from Tolland County writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
A unit owner’s son has Power of Attorney and is requesting that we send Association correspondence to his email and mailing address as well as his fathers. Is this required or with POA does he just have control over his father’s estate and will need to get the documents as they arrive at the unit owner’s community address? Thank you.
Mister Condo replies:
S.E., let me preface my response with the fact that I am not an attorney so please consider my advice as “friendly”. If you need a legal opinion on this matter, kindly consult with a qualified attorney. Power of Attorney has many applications; some quite broad and other’s quite specific. For the purposes of this answer, let’s assume that the unit owner’s son has power of attorney over all of his father’s legal matters, including his ownership of a unit within the POA. His request to have all correspondence sent to his email and mailing address is both proper and in everyone’s best interest in my opinion. How else can he handle his father’s business? How else can the Board be assured that all of the intended correspondence reached the right party? Is it the Board’s intent that the email and mail meant for the unit owner not be delivered to the person who has the power of attorney to take action on the Board’s requests? For the life of me, I cannot imagine why the Board would not wish to honor such a request. Is it postage cost? By all means, honor the request to have all correspondence from the Board sent to the requested email and mailing address of the unit owner’s son. Be sure to keep a copy of the request to do so on file as part of the association records. Good luck!