In a letter dated March 31, 2023, I was informed by the Head of Accounts Receivables that I owed $789.99 to the Association. The letter states, “must be paid within 30 days of the date of this letter. "
On April 29th, 2023 I sent the full $789.99 within the 30 days of the date of the... Read more »
answered on May 16, 2023
Technically you missed the 30 day deadline if the payment was not received by April 30th. Without knowing how much your dues are and what the frequency is for payments, it is impossible to give you a definitive answer if this amount being demanded is an overcharge. Legally, the management company... Read more »
My father and step mother agreed to loan us 7200 at the terms 200 a month for 36 months they are now refusing to send the remaining 1500. Does this make the promissory note void under their terms since they never sent the full sim of 7200?
answered on May 11, 2023
It's a breach of contract matter. It doesn't mean you don't have to pay the money back that was loaned but rather you don't have to pay back the full sum. I suggest you negotiate a new promissory note with your father and step mother for the amount received. Maybe their... Read more »
After a couple of hours in the dealership last year, I failed to properly double check the numbers and the dealer changed the prices we agreed to by more than $16,000 in the contract. I trusted that the numbers were correct and I signed the contract. This week I was looking at the paperwork and... Read more »
answered on May 10, 2023
Unfortunately, you signed the contract and it is presumed you read and understood the terms and provisions of the contract. You would only have a case if you could prove you signed the contract under duress or there was fraud involved. While it is a long shot, take the contract to an attorney to... Read more »
I moved into a condo in Bradenton from New York. My HOA instructions and unique pin for accessing the payment portal was sent to the wrong address for consecutive months. I had asked 3 times for my management to send the paperwork to my new address. For this reason I was unable to pay my dues at... Read more »
answered on Apr 27, 2023
These are particularly troublesome issues to deal with because Florida law does not favor owners in these situations and owners are not familiar with dealing with the ins and outs of living in a community association, especially if you are just moving to Florida.
The first thing you... Read more »
I am a new member of the Board of Directors for my HOA. In the certification course for new directors, we were told that architectural reviews must be conducted in public meetings just like Board meetings. However, members of our Board who have been members for years say that our association's... Read more »
answered on Apr 14, 2023
Architectural reviews are required to be discussed and approved at open meetings if the committee has final say. If the board is reviewing them they need to be reviewed at board meetings. While your documents could possibly provide for a different method, unless your documents are really old,... Read more »
Section 26. Flags. An Owner may display one portable, removable United States flag in a respectful way and, on Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day, may display in a respectful way portable, removable official flags, not larger than 41/2 feet by 6 feet, that... Read more »
answered on Apr 3, 2023
It depends on what you mean by "discriminatory?" It is outdated and not compliant with the latest statute, which allows these flags to be flown year-round and also include Space Force, MIA and POW flags. This is state law, Florida Statute 720.304(2)(a-b). If you mean is it... Read more »
My mother is looking to add me on the deed to her home using a quit claim deed. I am currently living in the home and making payments. However she filed bankruptcy a few years ago and the home was discharged, so she is no longer financially responsible for the home. I read somewhere that if she... Read more »
answered on Mar 28, 2023
It is highly likely the creditor could demand payment in full once the deed is recorded. See a real estate lawyer to discuss the possibilities and to prepare a proper deed if one is advisable. Quitclaim deeds cause more problems then they solve. You should consult a real estate lawyer who is also... Read more »
I was the executor of my father's will. He owned a non-homestead house in another county. I filed a probate case and was deeded the home after disposition. A half sibling (step brother to my father) has been living in the home for 17 years and was on the mortgage (not the deed). I am now... Read more »
answered on Mar 20, 2023
The step-brother may have been paying the mortgage and might have a claim for those payments as well as any money he invested into maintenance and repairs if he was not paying rent. It seems a bit unusual to me that he was on the mortgage but not the deed. Usually someone signs a mortgage to... Read more »
I was told anything inside the unit os the condo responsibility. Insurance company is not reliable. Can you help me I have little money want want to be insured. I live in the bluffs marina.sprinklers and pipes are breaking. Thank you
answered on Mar 20, 2023
A condo lawyer would have to read the Declaration of Condominium and Bylaws for your association to give a proper answer. Generally, anything from the bare sheetrock out is the condominium's responsibility and anything from the sheetrock in, including paint, floor coverings and other... Read more »
My water heater sits in a pan with a well maintained drain, so the risk of flooding in the event of a leak is mitigated. Can the board legally require replacement, under the threat of legal action to enforce? Our bylaws make no mention of an authorization to require replacement of water heaters... Read more »
answered on Mar 20, 2023
Probably. Most modern water heaters have a life of 10 years if you are lucky. The consequences of a water heater failing could be more than just a leak filling up a pan and could flood your unit, which would damage adjacent units. If the condo association adopted this under their Rules and... Read more »
answered on Mar 10, 2023
The process is for the board to give notice of a meeting 14 days in advance of the meeting to vote on the special assessment. Once the assessment is approved the board needs to send out a notice to the owners of the special assessment. There is no specific law of when the assessment can be... Read more »
720.3085 (5) states the the notice for Intent to Foreclose must be substantially in the following form “This letter is to inform you a Claim of Lien has been filed…”. The text “has been filed” (past tense) leads me to believe the lien must be recorded before Intent to foreclose notice.... Read more »
answered on Mar 6, 2023
Filed and recorded are two different things in the legal world. Filed means it was sent to the clerk and recorded means the clerk recorded the document. There could be a situation where the document was sent to the clerk but not recorded (lost in the mail? lost by the clerk?). Not all attorneys... Read more »
If the HOA knew of the misrepresentations, intentional fraud, right? If they didn't know, negligence fraud, right? And any related parties aware and benefiting from said misrepresentations are conspirators, no?
answered on Mar 4, 2023
Generally, no, but that answer could change depending on the misrepresentations. If any of the misrepresentations conflict with the language in the HOA documents, which are public record, the HOA would not be liable because owners are deemed to have read the HOA documents whether they actually... Read more »
(1) Back in November 2022, I received a Cease & Desist Letter effective immediately and permanently to send emails for the health, safety, and welfare of the Management Team. If I didn’t do what they told me, they would file litigation against me. The 9 or 10 emails in a 5-month span that... Read more »
answered on Feb 27, 2023
You didn't post a question. A cease and desist letter isn't really worth the paper it's written on. It is only effective if it's a court order from a judge but it is a warning the association may pursue legal action against you.
The management company may be deflecting... Read more »
He wants to take his name off of the deed so I can be 100% titled to house.(He is moving) Can this be accomplished with a quit claim deed? What would be the correct steps to take? Thank you in advance.
answered on Jan 28, 2023
It can but you should see a real estate lawyer to make sure that type of deed is in your best interest. If not done correctly it can cause you more money and trouble than it's worth to save a few dollars. You should also check to make sure it would not accelerate your mortgage and the total... Read more »
There was a problem in our park on New Years where my husband was trying to break up a fight with some residents, those residents turned against us and made reports to management that just was not true. Now they are serving us with a non-renewal. We own our home but rent the lot. We feel... Read more »
answered on Jan 26, 2023
There is no law that would require a landlord to renew your lease as long as the landlord is not engaging in discriminatory behavior. It would be very difficult to prove discrimination even if you were in a protected class (race, color, creed, religion, sex, etc.) because your husband was involved... Read more »
Second mortgage is after estate of deceased owner against his heirs (former owners of house). I talked to attorney of case, he told me he can’t discuss details with me since I am not in case. He told me they going after former owners of the house including bank who took money I paid for house.... Read more »
answered on Jan 27, 2023
I would suggest you consult with a mortgage foreclosure defense attorney to make sure the foreclosure that resulted in your purchase was done correctly and without defects. If the second mortgage lender was included in the foreclosure action they would not have a claim against you or the property... Read more »
1. Via violations of my civil rights by not following state statue 720.350 by golf club masters board and attorney advising them to do so.
answered on Jan 24, 2023
Do you mean Fla. Stat. 720.305? There is no 720.350. The statute of limitations on a claim against a homeowners association for breach of contract is five years. There is not enough information to determine if your civil rights have been violated because you can waive your civil rights by... Read more »
We are a condominium unit of 36 undivided units in Miami. We are currently 4 board members and one of the four holds the position of president. This president went crazy and does not talk to us. The administrator cam resigned on January 4 due to the discussions and today the president intends to... Read more »
answered on Jan 20, 2023
You can remove him as an officer (president) by a majority vote of the board but he will still be a director. All business is conducted by a majority vote of the board. No director has more power than any other. A president just has more duties but not more authority.
There is a huge tree that is about 5 feet away from my townhouse that I own. The tree is owned by the HOA. The tree is causing damage to my property but the HOA refuses to allow me to cut it down.
answered on Jan 16, 2023
If the tree is diseased then, yes, hire an arborist. If the tree is not diseased but causing damage to your property (actual not potential) then you would need to decide if it is worth litigating. You would need to engage in pre-suit mediation first.
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