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DOCUMENT and RECORD Requests. . . HAS THE SKY FALLEN YET?


As most condominium associations in Illinois are aware, the Illinois State Legislature, as of January 1st, 2018, amended Section 19 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act (“ILCPA”) which deals with record and document requests made by unit owners to their condominium associations. The amendment expanded the documents available to non-board member unit owners to include 10 years’ worth of “books and records” (which is very broadly defined, as we’ll discuss later), as well as reduced the amount of time the association has to provide the documents from 30 days to 10 business days. Among the other amendments to Section 19, one of the most alarming to boards, managers and condominium owners was the expansion of unit owner personal information to which all unit owners are required to include personal email addresses and phone numbers.


Granted, the State Legislature built some protections into the amendment to soften the blow of the new requirements for associations, namely by allowing associations to demand signed certifications from the requesting unit owner that the information not be used for any “commercial purpose or for any purpose that does not relate to the association.”


By Nicholas P. Bartzen, Esq. Altus Legal LLC


Despite the “no commercial use” prohibition, the Section 19 amendments put condominium boards and property managers into an uncomfortable quandary - on one side are unit owners demanding their neighbors’ personal contact information, while on the other are unit owners demanding privacy and protection of their personal email addresses and phone numbers at all costs.


Nine (9) months have now passed since the amendments took effect, so we in the community association industry are left wondering: how have most condominium associations fared? Are unit owners bombarded with unwanted phone calls and emails from their neighbors? Have commercial service providers gotten hold of unit owner personal information and begun solicitation campaigns? Have the number of information requests increased or decreased?


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