What to do when the board of directors refuses to participate in a properly called special meeting of unit owners of the condominium association?

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Your question describes what could be a pending disagreement between the board and a set of unit owners.

The answer you need may depend on the age of the association.

For example, if you are a new community and the developer retains control of the board, you have a different set of options than if your community is 25 years old.

Review your governing documents and look for two items: First, how might this set of unit owners overturn the control of the association by voting out all of the board members; and second, the existing guidelines that cover the disagreement the unit owners are having with the board.

You could call upon the experience of the property manager, if the property manager is willing to converse with unit owners and has not restricted its communication to members of the board.

An experienced condominium property manager may be able to help mediate the conversation between the board and this set of unit owners.

Finally, a condominium attorney willing to accept unit owners as clients may be your last resort. An attorney will be able to get your board's attention.
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