G.H. from Atlanta, Georgia writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
The property management manager of my condo wants me to give them my condo insurance policy number and also provide them a copy of it. I told her it was my privacy and I didn’t want to give her that information. She than threatened to deactivate my remote key. Can she do this?
Mister Condo replies:
G.H., I am sorry that your refusal to give up information that the association is likely entitled to has come to you having your remote key deactivated. Can she do this? Yes. Should she do this? No. What needs to happen here is for the two of you to come to a much simpler solution. Most condominiums require that unit owners carry homeowner’s insurance and that unit owners provide proof of this insurance. While your privacy should be respected, you also need to comply with the rules and regulations of the condo where you live. I assume that all unit owners need to provide this information. Unless you are being unjustly singled out, you should comply with this request as do your fellow unit owners. The threat to deactivate your remote key is a mighty one. I am not sure whether or not she has the right to take such a drastic measure. However, if you are determined to not share your homeowners policy information with your association as called for in your governing documents, she may be using the only compliance tool she has at her disposal. If I were you, I would provide the required documentation. All the best!