The City of Chicago passed an Ordinance, effective May 25, 2018, that amends the Chicago Condominium Ordinance.
The Ordinance now provides that owners may inspect, examine, and copy the names, addresses, and weighted vote of all members entitled to vote and, importantly, the Ordinance confirms that condominium owners do not have a right to inspect, examine and copy other unit owner e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.
The Ordinance partially reverses the broad privacy protections regarding owner personal information provided in the previous amendment earlier this year to the Ordinance. The previous version of the Ordinance prohibited condominium unit owner names, physical addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and weight votes of all members entitle to vote from being inspected, examined, or copied by other unit owners. This was adopted under the City’s home rule authority to protect the privacy of owners that was compromised under a January 1, 2018 change to Section 19 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act.
The current version of the Chicago Condominium Ordinance provides that unit owners do not have a right to inspect, examine, or copy the e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of other unit owners in the Association pursuant to Section 19 of the Illinois Condominium Property Act. However, owners may inspect, examine and copy the names, addresses, and weighted vote of all members entitled to vote. The change is reasonable, in that the earlier version of the Ordinance was overly broad.
If your Chicago community association needs legal assistance to address this ordinance, please contact KSN by calling 847-537-0500 or visiting www.ksnlaw.com/contact.
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