Is my HOA required to provide a line by line payment history if requested?

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Is my HOA required to provide a line by line payment history if requested?

Reside in MN
Owe back dues but not as much as they claim
and it seems like what I am paying is not
getting added.

Asked on August 1, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Minnesota

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Not outside of litigation (a lawsuit), unless the HOA agreement or bylaws entitle you to this. Otherwise, the other side is not mandated to provide you a line-item breakdown when you and they disagree over payment. If a lawsuit results (e.g. you refuse to pay; they sue you), in the course of that lawsuit, there are ways to get that information (e.g. a  document production request or written interrogatories), but of course, suing or being sued has its own costs, in time and money; it may be more cost effective to pay the disputed amount.


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