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We have a special assistant to the treasure going and "collecting" dues the day after from other Condo Association Members. She is demanding payment and intimidates older owners into paying. Is it discrimination, the board won't tell her to stop.
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I recently purchased a condo in Florida and the seller disclosed a pending lawsuit. I requested all information/documentation concerning the lawsuit and was told by his real estate agent the lawsuit was finalized and there was a $300.00 assessment that he would pay. After I closed I learned at the 1st HOA meeting the judgment was for $600,000 and each owner may be assessed 6K but the BOD decided to file bankruptcy and appeal the decision. Also, I was not made aware of a MOA or MOA dues but found out at the meeting MOA dues were suspended/stopped during the lawsuit but BOD are discussing reinstating them at $200.00 per month. Should I seek legal action against seller, seller's real estate agent, my real estate agent?
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I am an owner in a condominium association that is self-managed. I have agreed to help the Board of Directors with a spreadsheet that will track dues, payments, late charges and interest charges. The attorney for the association says that a simple interest calculation should be used instead of a compounding calculation. I am a software developer and have programmed both simple and compound interest for mortgages, etc., but I am not sure of how simple interest is calculated on dues and late charges. Can anyone help me with a specific step-by-step procedure?
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My Husband and I bought our condo last June and always have been in full compliance with the rules and regulations and always pay our dues and special assessments on time. Recently, I got a job out of town and we had to move. So, we have rented out our unit. Our by-laws have NO restrictions on renting. We have included in our lease that the tenant must obey all rules and regulations and the CC&Rs. We have a small condominium. There are also no requirements that we have to notify the Board or the Association that we have moved and are now renting.
One of the reasons we bought the condo was because it was a great deal and perfect for us, we knew one day, also, that we would use it as a rental income property. We never imagined and still never imagine that we will sell our condo. However, we just received a letter from the condo management company that we $300 in move in/out fees, which we received on June 2, and which is due on the 15th. I called and said that the due date is quite short and unconscionable, and we negotiated to have it moved to the end of the month. Second, I asked when these dues were voted on. I was emailed a copy of meeting minutes from a Board of Directors meeting back in December 13. Only two (out of 3) of the directors were in attendance of this meeting. The minutes are completely void of any factual basis for the imposition of $150 for move-out fee and $150 for move-in fee, in addition the minutes provide that if there is damage during the move-in/out then they could assess additional fines. I am perfectly happy to pay for any damage either my Husband or I cause or our tenant. I also do not have an issue with paying move-in/out fees.
My question and issue is that the board of directors voted on this fee, which is NOT a special assessment. To me, charging a move-in/out fee is a fundamental change in the CC&R's and By-laws and not within the authority of the board of directors to arbitrarily impose. Most of the folks living in our condo have been there since it was a condo (1979) and a few younger couples have moved in recently, myself included. It seems that the board of directors is imposing this to be stingy and anti-renter, which I understand to an extent. Since moving in, only one other unit has had a renter, and she has been there for years from what I know. My renter currently has signed a 12-month lease and I did a very thorough investigation in her credit, job status, and rental history, she has a spotless record. My main question and issue is whether the Board of Directors (2 of 3, specifically) can arbitrarily impose a move-in/out fee, that has no factual basis, and which is not owner-voted, and which is not a special assessment?
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I live in Florida and our current property manager feels that taping notices to our mailboxes is proper notification. I understand recently our board of directors voted in an increase in our association fees but no one has receive any kind of written or verbal notification of when the new fees go into effect. How much notification is required on a fee increase and how do I get management to notify me in writing? I'm mobility handicapped and don't go to my mailbox every day. Also, in that new increase the office received a $1,200 allowance per month for copying and postage. Plus, this is our rainy season and most notices taped to the mailbox get destroyed.
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