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Should some pay while others don't?

Discussion in 'Homeowners Associations & Boards' started by wldlife, Mar 17, 2012.

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  1. wldlife

    wldlife Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I have a sister in an HOA community. The HOA is only being run by a couple board members that live in the same community. The dues used to be $10 a month (I know, what a joke) but went up to $15 a month several years ago only because they need more money since half the community doesn't pay so the ones that do pay now have to pay that extra $5 to make up for it. Because of that reasoning, my sister stopped paying. She felt it is not right for a few people to pay when half the community is not paying and has never paid. She got her bill last month stating she now owes over $800. My question is, does she have rights? Can they force a lien on her home (which has no mortgage, it's been paid off) while letting the other homeowners slide by without paying?
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    We live with our choices.

    Sure, the HOA can try to place a lien on her deed.

    So, what?

    They can't force the sale of her home for an alleged $800 debt.

    When she sells the home (or dies), the lien will cloud the title.

    The $800 will eventually be paid, if the lien is perfected, and life goes on.

    Not much to worry about here.
     
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