Michigan Compiled Law, CONDOMINIUM ACT (EXCERPT) Act 59 of 1978
Section 559.157 covers books, records, contracts, and financial statements; examination; audit or review; opt-out of requirements of subsection. This law requires a condo without our income level to be audited by a third party, which our property manager has not done. Additionally, we have not voted to waive this requirement.
The law gives me the power to sue, but I would bear 1/7th the costs paid to me because of my portion of ownership. Additionally, I do not want to hurt my relationship with 6 neighbors (one of which is the property manager). Instead, I wish to use the right to inspect defined here:
The books, records, contracts, and financial statements concerning the administration and operation of the condominium project shall be available for examination by any of the co-owners and their mortgagees at convenient times.
The property manager (who owns a unit) has a place of business where the records are held, and they are open Saturdays. However, I cannot determine if the word "convenience" means that I should be able to review documents on a Saturday or if the convenience is the property manager's own convenience. Could he say that I can only review on a Tuesday at 10:30 AM, for instance?
Overall, my question is about the legal intention of "convenience":
- Whose convenience? Can I insist on Saturday so that I don't miss work?
- Does this convenience require a written note with tracked signature or can I drop in during operating hours? Something in between?