. When a managing agent
is entrusted with the association's records, industry practice is to NOT allow them out of the management office because they can be lost, damaged, destroyed or altered.
Directors and Committees
. Accordingly, neither board members nor committee members have the right to remove records from the management office. Only the board as a whole has the power to authorize the "borrowing" of original records. Even so, letting originals out of the office is a bad practice. The better practice is to allow records to be reviewed in the management office or to make copies.
. An exception is during litigation when original records need to be sent to the association's legal counsel for review and possible production to opposing counsel.
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