I recently posted a question on a few social media groups that are exclusive to the community association. In this question I asked; “How can the good paying members of a community association know who is delinquent in paying their maintenance fees?” It was a simple enough question, or so I thought, because the response was plentiful and a heated debate ensued.
Many felt that such information was not and should not be available to the members of the association. Others pointed out that in some states financial information, regardless of its content, must be made available to every member by statute. Some felt that it was a violation of the FDCPA (which is not so because a first party creditor (the association) is not subject to the FDCPA). So as far as the access to such information I would say that every state and almost every association needs to look at their bylaws as well as their local community association laws. So access is still a debatable issue, and I was not surprised by the responses. What came next, while not totally a surprise and to a large extent sad.