Do you have to pay condo fees if condo does not follow guide lines?

Your attempt to correlate your obligation to pay your assessments with the board's responsibility to follow the governing documents is not a valid correlation.

Read your governing documents to confirm your obligation to pay your assessments. As well, you can notify your board of their violations of your governing documents, by way of a formal letter.

In your letter, reference the section of the governing documents that you believe the board is violating, together with a description of your evidence of their failure to 'follow the guidelines'. Request an entry on the next board meeting agenda, and time to present your case. Ask the board to vote to either follow the guideline or to continue to violate the guideline.

If the board's practice continues, you can take a copy of the board meeting minutes to an association-savvy attorney, who will help you educate your board as to its irresponsibility to operate the association according to your governing documents.

Include your association manager in your letter, and if possible, the association manager may become your ally.