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Dues collector too aggressive for condo association owners

Posted on Tue, Sep 02, 2014 @ 06:51 AM

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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Condo seller discloses pending association lawsuit to buyer

Posted on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 @ 04:53 AM

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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Condo buyers must pre-pay one year of condo fees. Is this legal?

Posted on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 @ 07:13 AM
My condo is in Florida. It is now under new management. The unit owners have received a limited proxy to sign to approve new amendments that are necessary to provide the association to approve sale transactions of our units. One of the new requirements is that the association will require the prospective purchaser to pre-pay up to one year's worth of assessments which shall be held, interest-free, by the association and applied to the owner's assessments as they become due and payable. How will they know in the future how many assessments they will need, and therefore, need to charge. Is this a new law?

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Condo owner who pays fees wants pound of flesh from those who don't

Posted on Sat, Jan 05, 2013 @ 08:30 AM
Do I have any claims on funds collected on sold properties in my condo association if I have been paying all increases of fees for owners who have not?

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How can my condo fee be more expensive than other owners?

Posted on Thu, Jan 03, 2013 @ 08:13 AM
I just bought a condo 6 months ago. There is a $200 a month condo fee and only three condos here. In the past we divided everything equally and my dues were raised by an attorney to $420 and the other owners were raised to $330 We are the condo board  I dont see how she can tell us to pay more because we have the larger unit? This covers lawn maintenance, insurance and snowplowing.

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Is notification required to increase condo or HOA fees?

Posted on Tue, Dec 11, 2012 @ 07:39 AM

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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Can condo association impose a resort fee on owners?

Posted on Tue, Nov 13, 2012 @ 07:01 AM
Is a "Resort Fee" legal? Our 72 unit condo board of directors voted to levy a $15 charge on all rentals. The condo is in a resort area and has a 3 day minimum stay policy. Our documents state that no unit owner shall be discriminated against and all owners share equally (according to square footage) in the upkeep and repair costs. The $15 is to be put in the general fund and used for upkeep and repairs. There are about 30 units used for seasonal rentals,7 full time owners and the rest used by owners and friends seasonally and on weekends and holidays. One of the board members told me some of the full time owners would have a hard financial time if another assessment is necessary. Perhaps this is a form of income redristribution, which may now be legal.

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How does condo buyer determine monthly fees from assessments?

Posted on Thu, Feb 02, 2012 @ 06:52 PM
I was recently told if a condo seller in Ohio adds a monthly HOA fee amount and a monthly "non-recorded" assessment amount and merely shows a "total" on a disclosure form, and a buyer or realtor or title company does not verify them as being two separate charges (one an HOA fee and the other an assessment), even though a seller doesn't "disclose" that assessment anywhere on the disclosure form and buyer isn't given the opportunity to negotiate the assessment because if wasn't disclosed, a buyer is legally required to pay the assessment no matter how long the payment/terms runs??? Can this be true??

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Can HOA add late fees to court order to pay disputed monthly dues?

Posted on Tue, Jan 31, 2012 @ 08:05 AM

The association took me to court for condo fees from about three years ago that they say I owe. The court decision was for me to pay the association $1,475.00. I appealed the court decision and said I want it to go in front of a jury. The guy that is treasurer has a site on the internet where he keeps track of my condo fees. He has been sending me links to this site since he started it. I went into the site after we went to court the first time and he has made an invoice number for the court decision that I appealed and he is adding 3% late fees every month to the court decision. Then I checked the individual invoices for this court case and he is also adding 3% late fees to each of these invoices which would total 6% interest per invoice per month. He also recently sent me an email telling me if I don't pay the court judgment he will sue me for personal damages. I also have multiple copies of each invoice he claims I owe that were copied on di fferent dates and at one point each of these invoices was paid in full.  I even have emails he sent me with the invoice numbers stating that they are paid in full. Does anyone know if this is legal? Can he legally add late fees to a court decision that I appealed? Can he really sue me for personal damages because I appealed the court decision?

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Are condo and HOA fees always due on the first of every month?

Posted on Wed, Dec 28, 2011 @ 07:59 AM

In North Carolina, our dues are due the first day of the month, late on the 1st day of the next month. Our Board is telling the homeowners there is a North Carolina law that states we can not collect late fees until the first day of the next month. Is that true? I recently purchased another condo in a different HOA and they start assessing late fees after the 15 of the month. Please advise, thank you.

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