My question involves a condominium located in the State of: Massachusetts.
My question deals with the legality of a move made by the President of the Property Management Company that was hired to take care of our financial matters as well as "janitorial services", as defined in their contract with the Board of Directors.
At the beginning of the month a notice was sent out to homeowners telling us to Immediately hire an electrician to inspect our units, as lighting was changed in the common areas and upon the change scorched wires were found at the connection point. Originally the cause of the scorch that was given was too many halogen lights on the fuse.
However, the president of the Property management team changed his story from this, to the wrong wattage bulbs were being used in the light fixtures. The next question became, who then changed the lightbulbs? The Property Management Company would not answer this, only stating that they did not, and that I was on a "Witch Hunt" for the homeowner that took it upon themselves to change the lights.
Three weeks after the initial questioning began, I have still not received an answer from the BOD nor the PM. Instead I received a bill for a late fee for failure to pay my monthly association fees for the prior month. That fee is in dispute, but in order not to subject to a lien, I paid the late fee with the memo, "Payment Under Protest" so I can attempt to get the fee back if in fact I was right. The Property Manager called my memo childish and immature and then proceeded to email a copy of my check to the Board of Directors, as well as the Association Attorney. The scanned check contained my full banking information and signature as nothing was blackened out. Although I am aware that the Board has the right to know whether I paid the fee, does the Property Manager have the right to email out my personal banking information? Email is an unsecure form of transmission.