Monday, March 31, 2014

This same mess will next be in NC, CO, NV, AZ, SC, PA, etc...FL- Single moms home taken for alleged .78 cents arrearage and lawyers and pm's battle over monies that can be had from HOA's...

The property thefts we all know about, and have illegally (in my opinion) happened in far too many states, and even those that do not have non judicial foreclosure and frauds upon the courts, even by attorneys are illegal, I am advised.  Now the battle over the monies to be had between the attorneys and property managers and even boards, is going to be everywhere and brutal.  You won't even be able to get a statement of an account, or other with out an attorney charging for it!  I believe if these attorneys "work for the boards," and the boards are representatives of the members then, every piece of correspondence between a board, pm, and/or attorney should be sent to every homeowner.  Every piece of correspondence.  The homeowners are paying the bill and deserve to know what they are paying for in detail!

A Legal Conundrum In Florida


Posted on March 30, 2014 by Ward Lucas
While I have little tolerance for the dictatorial abuse of homeowners by HOA managers, I have even less tolerance for HOA lawyers who don’t get paid unless they’re fining, suing and liening homeowners for such things as an inadvertent underpayment of HOA dues by 78 cents. By the way, that’s a real case in West Boca, Florida, where a single mom lost her home….over a few pennies. So I sort of equate HOA lawyers who file such lawsuits as slightly above the stench that arises from pond scum.
Still, it’s interesting to monitor the current debate in Florida between HOA lawyers and HOA managers. The managers want to be able to fill out minor legal paperwork to save their HOAs some money. The lawyers say that’s a third degree felony, punishable by five years in prison.
Hmmm, which side to take? A couple of Florida legislators have a proposal to spell out specifically what HOA managers can do without funneling money to their legal staff.
I’ll have to wait for opinions from experts like Jan Bergemann, the undisputed expert in Florida HOA abuse. But with the lawyers and managers gouging at each others’ throats, it all sounds like more useless expenses being assessed against homeowners.

(link to Tampa Tribune story on HOA fight)

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