Oak Manor Condo Association / Board not disclosing records and condo owners have been informed we are $11000 in the rear
On December 7th I received a notice from my Condo Association which indicated that our prior Managment Company Van Witz had not been paying our bills. Because of this we are now $11367.00 behind and our utilities are being threatened to be shut off by December 2oth if we don't pay a special assessment by December 17th. It was also disclosed at this meeting that there are condo owners who have NEVER paid their assessments and our board has not taken the necessary steps to pursue this matter with these owners as per the terms of our bylaws. The board also said that they had NO IDEA that the utility bills were not being paid. If this is correct that is extreme negligence on the boards part as well as the Management Company. I moved into my Condo in April 2006. Since I have been here we have had 3 different managment companies including the new one the board "without a vote or telling us why" brought on board. Now that we are swopping management companies for the third time I am alarmed and have asked to see our records which our bylaws say we are entitled to see at anytime during the week at reasonable hours. The board keeps telling me they will show me the records once the new management company gets everything in order. I'm not interested in trusting another management company at this point. Why should I wait for a third management company to supposedly fix the books before I look at the records? They board is supposed to ensure they are available and in order. I have a right to see the records but the board keeps putting me off BUT they do not give me a timeframe for when the records will be in our hands. I am very suspicious of all of this. I also asked the board to give me a copy of the service agreement with Van Witz so that I can review it and site breachs and file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. They have not and will not do that either. This is how it works. We get a new Management Company, I ask the Management Company for something and they direct me to the Board. I ask the Board something and they say they have to ask the Management Company. You just run around in circles but everytime we go to a new management company we go with a new whopping debt. I do not think our association is being run effectively and I do not understand why they will not provide these records that our bylaws say must be kept on file for review. I can't even follow up and pursue the matter with my own resources until they provide documentation with account numbers and balances. Nor do I have confidence or the ability to evaluate what is going on without these records.