V.S. from Pennsylvania writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Can a condo association insist on its association owners to use the Association chosen Dryer Vent Cleaning Company while the owners pay for it?
Mister Condo replies:
V.S., generally speaking, yes, that is correct. The Board can negotiate with outside contractors to conduct services within the association and some of these expenses can be assigned to the individual unit owners. Dryer vent cleaning is a classic example because the Board may need to assure an insurer that every unit has been cleaned as to indemnify the association against a fire claim due to an unclean or clogged dryer vent. Dryer vent fires are a leading cause of damage in condominiums so it makes sense that the Board proactively combat the problem for the safety of all unit owners. Thanks for the question!