Tag Archives: collections

Florida – Can all delinquent monthly maintenance fees be collected from the new owner?

John C. Goede: Can all delinquent monthly maintenance fees be collected from the new owner?Editor’s note: Attorneys at Goede & Adamczyk, PLLC respond to questions about Florida community association law. With offices in Naples and Miami, the firm represents community associations throughout Florida and focuses on condominium and homeowner association law, real estate law, litigation, estate planning and business law.

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Illinois – Ruling could change course of collection proceedings

Ruling could change course of collection proceedingsDelinquent condominium owners historically have been told to pay up, no matter how well the board took care of the property. But an Illinois appellate court this summer said just the opposite. The ground-breaking decision could change the course of collection proceedings nationwide.

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Florida – Should association foreclose, or take offer to settle?

Community life: Should association foreclose, or take offer to settle?Q: Our condominium association is owed $13,000 in back maintenance fees (including interest, late fees, and attorneys’ fees). There is a “short sale” pending, and the parties have offered to pay the association $10,000 if the association will issue a clear title. Some say we should foreclose and rent the unit, others say take the money and run.

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Florida – Now It’s the Big Banks That Are Getting Foreclosed On

Now It’s the Big Banks That Are Getting Foreclosed OnCall it a case of man bites dog. Since the start of the housing crash, millions of Americans have lost their homes to foreclosure. Many of them lived in homeowner or condo associations . These are organizations that collect monthly dues to pay for amenities, like added security, maintenance and recreational areas; one in five Americans currently lives in an association-governed community.

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New York – Condo Boards Take a Stand on Delinquencies

Condo Boards Take a Stand on DelinquenciesNow, with New York’s economy seemingly recovering, condominium boards are growing more aggressive in cracking down on delinquent owners, according to brokers, lawyers and board members. Some are publicly shaming deadbeats by posting their names on hallway bulletin boards or barring them from facilities like health clubs and concierge services.

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Florida – No deadline in the Florida Condominium Act for recording a lien

Mark Adamczyk: No deadline in the Florida Condominium Act for recording a lienEditor’s note: Responding to questions about Florida community law, this is a series of columns by attorneys at Goede & Adamczyk, PLLC a full-service law firm with a focus on condominium and homeowner association law, real estate law, litigation, estate planning and business law.

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Illinois – Associations have options to address unit foreclosures

Associations have options to address unit foreclosuresThe mortgage foreclosure crisis impacting associations is not going away anytime soon. Today’s column addresses why the association is a defendant in a unit owner’s mortgage foreclosure case, the impact of a foreclosure, and how an association can respond to such a lawsuit.

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