Washington, DC asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Maryland

Q: I was having financial difficulties and got behind on my HOA payments. I used a state program to pay off the past due

amount but a few week later, I received notice that a lien was filed on my home. I contacted the lawyer's office several times and not got a call or email back. I continued to call the lawyer and my HOA because I was blocked from making HOA payments and have been ever since. The HOA tells me that they will call the lawyer to have the block removed but I still have not been given access to make a payment on my account. Last week, I received another notice that the same lawyer intended to file a lien again but I have not been able to pay because I have been blocked from making payments. Mind you I never received notice that they removed the first lien. I sent an email about the new notice and still have not received a response. I am so frustrated and feeling helpless and do not know what to do.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Maryland attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. Some questions go unanswered here, but you might have better chances of a response by including the "Real Estate" category. Given that time is of the essence here, and that this could be more complex than a simple general question that an attorney could offer cookbook instructions on within the short format of a public forum, you could reach out to attorneys. In addition to your own searches, there is a tab above where Maryland attorneys are listed under region and area of practice (Find a Lawyer) as well the attorney referral sections of local or state bar associations. Those resources are outside this forum, and any arrangements are between you and the law firms you may reach out to. Good luck

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