Our board has commissioned a reserves report. I am wondering if the results can be used by them to legally create huge raises in maintenance fees in lieu of passing assessments.
Yes, they can use the report for that purpose. Special assessments are for unexpected repairs that were not foreseen what the budget was developed. Maintenance fees are for routine maintenance and repairs, as well as for anticipated big-ticket items (example: If the board know that the roof will need to be replaced in two years, it can choose to increase the monthly fee to build up a fund for this purpose rather than wait until two years have passed and then hit everyone with a huge special assessment.
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