Sorry about your mother, she should only have to worry about getting well. However, with that said, the condo documents should have the terms spelled out on paying association and maintenance fees. If she is living alone, and had to go to hospital, I can see where this can get overlooked. As stated below get a hold of those documents and read what they state and speak to the management company who collects the dues. Hope all goes well.... more
If an inspector said it wasn't okay, you're probably not going to get a better opinion. You could talk to a different inspector or some kind of professional in the field if possible. I think that's going to be your best bet at getting this kind of thing figured out. I hope you can figure out a way to have a driveway that you'll enjoy.