Hello, please publish my topic in your legal advice
I own an apartment. My HOA announced in January that they are requiring all unit owners to pay a $3,000 "private appraisal" fee by June 1st, but have not disclosed what that private appraisal is nor what the money is used for.
I've been trying to figure out what this particular review is for but I'm getting dodgy at every turn. Emails and phone calls remain unresponsive and in the multiple instances where I've been home early enough from work to get into the office the secretary has just been there and stated she can't answer that question and the HOA doesn't currently schedule appointments so I can "try my luck" In interviewing an HOA member at the office.
The only communications I've received are reminders that the $3,000 special appraisal is due and that monthly late penalties will be charged.
My question: Is the HOA able to pass on a private evaluation without disclosing what that evaluation is, with a paper trail to evade the answer to the question? What is my sanctuary? $3k is a bit too much to hand over without understanding its purpose, especially since the monthly HOA fee is nowhere near that amount.
I just moved to Nevada which is a completely new state to me and this is the first time I've ever had any problems with an HOA. Anyone familiar with HOA rights to such fees would be my hero! I tried sorting a Google search into private ratings but can't find information that seems to apply here, since my building has not experienced any emergency or property damage that I'm aware of.
Thank you very much!