(a) It is important for the safety of residents and the structural integrity of the facility in
emergencies that the Manager be provided with keys to provide for entry into a unit when the
owner is not readily available. It will occasionally become necessary, perhaps on short
notice, to enter a particular unit to do such things as: gain access to utilities, check hurricane
preparedness, for maintenance or repair of the interior or exterior of a building. Therefore,
the owner of each unit shall provide the Manager with two sets of entry keys.
(b) If the Owner does not have a key at the Office as required, and entry is deemed necessary
by the General Manager for any reason, the Owner's existing lock will be removed and
replaced at the Owner's expense, along with a $100 fee to the Association. Similarly, if
written request is made to the Owner for a key by certified mail -- reciting this provision of
the Rules-- at the address of record with the Office and is not provided within 30 days
thereafter, the Owner's existing lock will be removed and replaced at the Owner's expense,
along with a $100 fee to the Association.
(c) Except in emergencies, the Office will not, under any circumstances, provide the key or
copy of the key in the possession of the Association to any person other than the Owner--in person or to the registered address in the Owner Records of the Association .
--Even with a signed letter
--Even to a non-resident family member
--Even to a lawyer or real estate agent
This is for the protection and safety of everyone! It would be impossible to verify identities over the phone or by internet and giving a key to the wrong person could compromise security or safety of both the Owner and neighbors.