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Home Owner & Condominum Associations


Have you received a fine due to an HOA accusing you of contract breach? There are many cases where homeowner associations send out fines for various violations to their contract. It is their right to place a lien on the property if fines are not paid as early as 90 days after the first fine is delinquent. If you feel that you have been fined and did not breach contract terms, consult an attorney right away. The longer you wait, the less chance you will have to defend yourself and more so, your property.

On the other hand, homeowner associations and condominium associations offer many luxuries with maintenance as well as safety and a place to voice community concern. There are many different kinds of HOAs and condos across the nation catering to the unique needs and tastes of different groups of people. It is important to choose carefully when entering into a HOA or condo contract and make sure it caters to your particular needs and the fees paid are for luxuries that you will use and enjoy.

Homeowners Assocations (HOA's) and Condominium Associations

Are you a Homeowner's Association or Condominium Association with delinquent members or members with unpaid fees and fines? Is your association dealing with complaints of widespread construction defects to multiple homebuilder models or multiple condominium units? If you do not already have a lawyer, this would be a good time to seek legal counsel in either of these situations along with many others. Members who fail to pay dues and fines can cause strain on payment to maintenance companies and other property managers who keep up the amenities of the community. It is important to understand your power as an association and keep your neighborhood, community, condominium and townhomes up to your excellent standards.

Fla. Stat. 720.301

9) "Homeowners' association" or "association" means a Florida corporation responsible for the operation of a community or a mobile home subdivision in which the voting membership is made up of parcel owners or their agents, or a combination thereof, and in which membership is a mandatory condition of parcel ownership, and which is authorized to impose assessments that, if unpaid, may become a lien on the parcel. The term "homeowners' association" does not include a community development district or other similar special taxing district created pursuant to statute.