Published on: January 12, 2016
The New Hampshire Governor signs House Bill 158 which will be effective January 2016. Irrespective of any language in its contract with the association, this Bill requires the managing agent to return to the Board of Directors, President or the counsel to the association any and all association records held by the managing agent within thirty (30) days from the date of the request for such records. If the managing agent wants to make copies of the records, they may do so at their own expense.
If the managing agent fails to turn over the records within thirty days as requested and the association is forced to initiate legal action to compel the turnover of these documents, then any judgment awarded in favor of the association shall include any reasonable legal fees and costs incurred as a result of such action as determined by the Court.