There's another reason to have a lawyer. A lawyer will know what to ask for, how to ask for it, and what it is supposed to look like when it comes. You not only want the financials - to see what their reserves are, projections, receivables from any delinquent units, etc. - but you also want a lawyer, who is exerienced in condo doc reading, to review the docs for correctness and organization. I know of a recent problem with condo docs that an attorney was able to catch before closing. Your real estate professional should be able to give you a few names of experienced, local, real estate, legal specialists.