I am trying to get my condo board to give me the mailing addresses for all other owners ( I am an owner also ) . From googling I found this which implies that owner records like address should be made available to any owner requesting them. I am in Illinois and this article below is for Florida though:
But when I ask my condo for the addresses they ask their Lawyers if the reason for the Address request is within the condo rules. And then I am told the only valid request is if you were running for a Board Member Seat and had to contact all the owners.
Assuming this is an Illinois question, the Condominium Property Act is pretty broad when it comes to allowing access to information. Among other things, if you wanted to petition for an owners' meeting to discuss an issue of interest to you and which the board has not been willing to address, you would need all of the legal owner names, so this supposed "rule" saying you're not entitled to ownership information but for running for board president, doesn't sound right. I would have an attorney review the Declaration, by-laws and current rules.
A good starting point would be to review the bylaws to determine whether the information you are being provided is accurate.
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Illinois condominium laws provide wide latitude for owners requesting information from the association. I advise you to also check your by-laws to see if there are any express provisions to answer your question.
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