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HOA changed property management Co. and was never notified!!!

Asked by Dc, Avondale, AZ Sun Feb 7, 2010

So after nearly 5 years in our current home and paying all of our HOA fees through automatic payment. And evan recieving letters on how well maintained our front yard was. Apparently our HOA hired a new propety management co. and we wher never notified. The new property managers sent the letters to our old adress in CA needless to say we never recieved them and like I said payments wher set to be made automatically never really paid attention. Next thing some how the law firm was smart enough to send a letter at our correct address saying we owed a rediculous amount in lawer fees, late fees on top of the HOA fees. We are not trying to get out of paying the HOA fees but all other fees seem to be a little excessive is ther anything that can be done or do we just have to pay the whole some.

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I would echo what Bill stated. These situations are typically arranged in favor of the HOA by virtue of the by laws that you agreed to when you moved into the neighborhood. Many homeowners never give a second thought to what their hoa actually does until they have a run in with them in the form of a DRV or what they feel are excessive dues.

The thing to do is to starting contacting the other parties involved and asking questions. Read through the by laws that govern your community and if worse comes to worse you can escalate things by hiring an attorney that specialized in hoa law.
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Dc I have a client that is going through the same situation right now. All payments on time but when the HOA changed management the payment was not changed because she was not notified of the new people to pay. She has run into a brick wall and to get the liens for late fees and legal actions to be removed she is going to have to retain an attorney. By the way the law firm and the management company may be related.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 7, 2010
Your by-laws will bind you to the will of the home owners association, which can make no exceptions. The recourse that individuals have in this situation is to become more involved in the politics of the HOA, speaking out on issues that concern you.

Unfortunately, living in a community with an HOA will involve necessary fees that the reduction of usually translates into a noticable change in the local environment and/or amenities. These entities often take the easy route, increasing fees as opposed to making nesessary adjustments or cuts.

Our recommendation, get involved and be heard..........

Best wishes,

The Eckler Team
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