In Doral, all communities are run by an association with the exception of one-Vanderbilt. There are more condo/townhomes than there are single family homes. And for the most part they all seem to be fairly well run by competent people. Of course there are exceptions.
To that end, is the impetus to this post. I get the following question at least once a year. My condominium association does not return my messages and does not answer my questions and concerns.
One thing you need to know and take into consideration is that most people in these positions (Association Board) are volunteers and most have full time jobs. So more than likely you won’t get a quick response.
But when you don’t get any response this is what you have to do:Put it in writing!
And this is why, section 718.112 (2) (a)2, Florida Statues:
2. When a unit owner files a written inquiry by certified mail with the board of administration, the board shall respond in writing to the unit owner within 30 days of receipt of the inquiry. The board’s response shall either give a substantive response to the inquirer, notify the inquirer that a legal opinion has been requested, or notify the inquirer that advice has been requested from the division. If the board requests advice from the division, the board shall, within 10 days of its receipt of the advice, provide in writing a substantive response to the inquirer. If a legal opinion is requested, the board shall, within 60 days after the receipt of the inquiry, provide in writing a substantive response to the inquiry. The failure to provide a substantive response to the inquiry as provided herein precludes the board from recovering attorney’s fees and costs in any subsequent litigation, administrative proceeding, or arbitration arising out of the inquiry. The association may through its board of administration adopt reasonable rules and regulations regarding the frequency and manner of responding to unit owner inquiries, one of which may be that the association is only obligated to respond to one written inquiry per unit in any given 30-day period. In such a case, any additional inquiry or inquiries must be responded to in the subsequent 30-day period, or periods, as applicable.
I hope this helps!
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