What are my rights regarding a partial refund of an assessment on a condo that I'm selling?

Question Details: I own a condo and we were assessed $1160 to be paid 5 months ago and this month, which I did. This was to be for repair of one side of the building where there was a problem with water coming into the garage. The work cannot be started until later this spring because of all the rain and snow. In the meantime, I unexpectedly was able to sell my unit with a closing date of next month. I am asking for a refund of that portion of next month when I will no longer be an owner but the Board is refusing to issue a refund. I see nothing in the bylaws regarding a situation like this. I have lived here for 14 years and have always paid all bills on time. I am 75 and live on a fixed income; this is a lot of money to me.

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