Knoxville, TN asked in Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for Tennessee

Q: What do I do if I'm being sued by my HOA for not paying a penalty I was unaware of.

The penalty is 375 dollars because I did not supply them with a copy of my tenants lease agreement and 200 dollars processing annually. I was not aware of this. I do not remember this being a rule when I lived there. It has been 4 years since I started renting the place and I live 3 hours away. They never once tried to call me, only emails that went to my spam folder out of the thousands I get a day. I want to avoid going to court and the drive so I am just trying to get a grasp as to what is going on and steps.

1 Lawyer Answer
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: More than likely there will not be a Court case until the HOA sues against the condo to execute the Lien. Those charges will be converted into a Lien against your property, and will be placed of record. Hire an attorney to search the title, read the Master Deed, etc., and advise you of your rights (which may be basically none) and your liabilities for being a common property owner.

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