WOW ! i haven't responded in awhile, i bet the condo commando, joyce missed me ! i did, btw, joyce, get your message stating i should take lessons in condo crap, blah blah, blah, and didn't take the time to respond since the issue was one of a "misnomer" and have been dealing with my Mom's death and issues beyond my wildest imagination.
i do appreciate the love letter, tho :)....
and in response to the post i shouldn't be so rude as to interject comments to another in? maybe consider yourself lucky anyone's paying their fees. LOL
i didn't, after 3 years my Dad paid them and here comes everyone's favorite soap-boxer, me.
i came to my Dad's due to a severe stroke, and noticed he was hedging the bushes, weed eating, pressure washing, you name it, one week out of rehab.
tanya orders a copy of the national bylaws, they were furnished (wowie) and there are no amendments in this condo's case. i got a copy of the budget after asking about once a week for 2 months, the bylaws state that the owner may ask for receipts, contracts, etc. for budgeted items and services. wasn't gonna happen. i stopped paying. i blew up the management's as well as the lawyer's phone, hung out at the edge of his driveway, actually...he was fun to annoy. NOTHING except for retaining a lawyer was being furnished in an 18 item budget, investigated it myself. (wonder where tha money went) and wanted to assess me for a tree that need to be cut down that i was trippin' balls in around 33-34 years ago.
they threatened foreclosure, put it in the paper 3 times, i had to threaten breach of contract if they didn't foreclose. they foreclosed. (lawyers are as stupid as shrinks are crazy, i swear.)
i tell ya this cuz she could be settin' y'all up considerin' she was pre-defensive about her finances and car. and yeah, ya can garnish disability. it's not deducted from the check, but her program priviliges are taken away, cost of living stuff, phone, utility discounts, no HUD, no new years day, no flowers, no love songs, it's a tearjerker, fa real.
i was the only one in the whole shootin' match that took the time to read the bylaws, people amaze me. "hey, you owe me money"... and they just pay it. I was told it was the "policy" ... (ugggggh, i hate that word) to pay no matter if the services were performed, and to write the assn president. i told her i had a policy too, and i don't pay for shit unless i get a product. she gave me a song and dance insinuating that "they" were worthy of policies and policies didn't fall in my realm. my policy's as good as hers, dagnabbit !
maybe she's thinking ahead cuz you can forclose, my assn. did, but the mortgage has to be paid in it's entirity by the assn (who bid on it, solo, of course) or they ain't got no deed ! kinda like havin' a car without a title, eh? if ya love the car, no biggie... butcha can't sell it.
also, her disability could be psychological. mine is, and ya getta lotta leverage if yer crazy. and believe me, i get TONS ! she probly has someone with power of attorney, and can't make sound decisions. i'm guessin'.
personally, i forced the foreclosure cuz no way was i diggin' a condo that had depreciated in value 38,000 in 4 years cuz they let the place go to the point mexicans were takin' over the neighborhood, livin' 18 to a one bedroom apartment. they flock to areas that're janked out, cuz if this condo was lookin' bust down, they assume nobody cares about their bust down ass and they ya gotta infestation of refried pieces of shit and yup, THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD. !!!!
i don't know if she's thought as far ahead as i had, done the forensics on her loan, findin' every loophole imaginable ta screw these people over, but it happens. i was gonna take the drywall, the ceiling up to the rafters, and totally vandalize tha place, everything that wasn't common was goin'...
if my dumbass thought of it, she could be, as well. ownership was way below the regulations in my case, i dunno about your, i basically had'em by tha short hairs and finally the bank forclosed after living mortgage free about 3 years and YUP !!!! they had to foreclose on the condo association, cuz they's foreclosed on me and had ownership. i say HAHAHAHAHAH HA AND HA ! didn't even put'ah strike on muh credit.
ya might wanna keep the nuances in the bylaws in mind with her, cuz tha bank even paid me $5,000 cash to leave the condo intact, all in all it was a huge profit, and perfectly fair. they couldn't evict me, either... they didn't have a deed. i drug that one out another 6-7 months just for shits'n giggles.
i totally agree everyone should pay their fees. ya buy a loaf of bread, ya pay for it. the cashier withholds the loaf of bread, ya don't pay for it. it's a two way street, the bylaws are national, they obligatory duty preceeds the buyer, as in all transactions. if they can't live with the consequences, they shouldn't have made the choice.
it ain't none of yer business where she gets her money, her car, or her thong undies... but you can sure tow that lexus and punish her for every breach she chooses to participate in. just make sure yer assn. is on tha real and not linin' their pockets which is ultra-common or she'll have a viable reason to give the bylaws tha big heave ho.
on the other hand, if you let her get away with it and your assn. is tight, her behavior will be noticed and become rampant. equal opportunity, dude.
even though i'm a total idiot as joyce, the condom commando will tell ya, ya ain't in the cat bird's seat, especially if the economy is effecting your ownership and occupancy rate, which is common. you also have to put a 10 day notice on each door before each meeting or y'all are in breach. there's tons of lil tiny stuff i'm usin' in my recovery action. i think i even broke my foot on overgrown tree roots, i can't remember.
lastly and most importantly and i say it in every post that is longer than War and Peace and i'm quite sure no one gets this far, i'm boring.....
WHY DO CONDO ASSOCIATIONS EXIST? WHY DO PEOPLE GO INTO BUSINESS WITH FOLKS THEY DON'T KNOW, THEY'RE EVEN ON THE MORTGAGE AND DIDN'T HAVE TA DO DIDDLY TO QUALIFY FOR THAT MORTGAGE AND THEY HAVE THE UPPER HAND. can you people not get yer own atty, termite bond, wash yer own windows, find a place to park, pay your own insurance, and mow yer own flippin' yard? do you have to pay someone to do that stuff plus make yer life a living hell cuz there ain't a condo assn. in america that don't fight like cats and dogs and ta me? that ain't livin'.
i ain't gotta good answer ta that question yet. i don't think i ever will.
now with miss hard to deal with ::lookin' around ta see'f anybody's eyeballin' me:: and becoming exemplary for your other owners, you have choices.
i don't suggest foreclosure, but eviction is an option, and an unlawful retainer action (the last of the 3 notices posted) can get ugly, turn felonious if there's a tad of self-help from the assn., OK, MANAGEMENT !!!! (i can hear Joyce now... jeeeez) and can take months and over a year if ya gotta slick ticket purveyin' that eviction.
another choice is my personal favorite: catch her in YOUR parking lot, get her for tresspassing, or become frightened there's someone on your property spray painting and do the "brick and pillow case" boogie.
there's what's right, then there's everything else.