How long isan HOA required to give you notification of a required update to your home?

UPDATED: Aug 1, 2011

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How long isan HOA required to give you notification of a required update to your home?

My association is requiring all owners of a 50 building neighborhood to add insulation to their attics due to the hefty expenses of ice damage removal last winter. The association gave us 20 days to opt in or opt out, but if you opt out of the $2500 upgrade, you lose the right to make an insurance claim for related reasons (i.e. roof leaks due to ice dam). I feel they are overcharging for certain, but besides that, bullying the owners into incurring an expense that is not necessary (besides for energy efficiency which we pay for any way) and only reduces the association’s risk of paying a claim.

Asked on August 1, 2011 Minnesota


FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You need to read the "covenants, conditions and requirements" recorded upon you home as to the requirements that the association must give you as a property owner as to updating expenses and setting forth an accounting as to the upgrades given the properties within the association.

The "covenants, condtions and restrictions" recorded upon your property sets forth the guidelines and requirements for the association to provide all property owners within the association with the required notice you desire in conjunction with the written rules of the association which have been approved by the members of the association.

Reading these documents should provide you with the answers you seek in your question.

Good luck.


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