For example instead of saying '72 B John St', it had been entered at '728 John St'.
Don't get me wrong, I can see how the error could have been made especially how in America most streets have 3 or 4 digits because the streets are so long but in Australia the town planning is a little different. So a set of houses in a row will be like 72 A, 72 B, 72 C, 72 D.
Nevertheless, it wasn't the address I supplied and it cost me a lot for their little error.
I will assemble all my documentation and send it to someone in management.
I have their email confirmation that they made a mistake with my address so they can't deny it at this point in time.
Regarding the HOA monthly dues, it was $50 per month and I chose to pay this one year ahead with a check for $600 which I sent to them so I wouldn't have to send one every month.
So I guess now if I did choose to take anyone to court it would be the title agency.
I wrote letters to the HOA to appeal the fines but was told the debt would merely accrue interest and the HOA would eventually initiate foreclosure procedures on my home. I paid the full amount immediately just to ratify the situation.
Now I am sincerely hoping I can recoup the funds somehow but I don't know who is responsible and how I can go about doing this. Can I ask the title agency to confirm what overseas address they supplied and if they did in fact give the right address should I take the HOA to small claims court?
I am planning to go to Phoenix next month anyway so I won't be having to especially pay for airfare and accommodation.
I would have expected more forethought and intelligible answers from Trulia Voices.
Attend (Your representative) the HOA Board Meeting with some facts (title docs etc) and ask to settle the issue. Pay what you have to and be done with the issue.
Or go to court and spend who knows how much to see if you can win. Remember if you lose you could end up paying the fines plus attorney costs for both sides potentially.
When you closed escrow on the property and signed all the closing documents, including the HUD-1 statement, did you not notice the error on your address? Errors by title companies are not non-existant but the final approval of all documents on the purchase of the home are your responsibility. You signed the documents and if they had an incorrect address for you, then you should have taken notice and corrected the problem.
Your an investor. You should have been more astute on day one