My question involves a condominium located in the State of: Massachusetts
We live in a condo which has a locked lobby and a concierge desk inside. There is normally a concierge or super around, and this is how the mail man, ups, fedex get into the building (the mailboxes are inside). We recently purchased this condo and I was just given an "addendum to board's meeting minutes" that I had not received previously when reviewing all the bylaws, etc before purchase. The letter basically states that the association can choose whether or not they will sign or allow for any packages at any time without notice to owners. Is this even legal? Since our mail service is in the lobby this would mean they are overriding USPS service not to mention ups, fedex, etc.
Here is an excerpt from the letter that I have a particular problem with:
"I agree that the condominium association and it's managing board and agents have no obligation to notify me or any occupant or addressee upon signing for or accepting any package or delivery, and that the condominium association and it's managing board and agents reserve the right to dispose of any such package or delivery if it is not picked up by the addressee within fourteen days after the delivery date, without any liability to any unit owner, tenant, occupant or addressee."
Scary, isn't it? They can sign for a package, not notify me, and then do whatever they want with it? This not only appears to violate federal mail laws, but personal property rights as well. There is no mention of this an any of the bylaws and I don't know if any legal counsel was involved in creating this letter.
Does anyone have any specific experience in this area?