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We had a judgement filed against us by our HOA. We have been

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We had a judgement filed against us by our HOA. We have been paying $300/month to satisfy the judgement and to pay on current dues. As of 4/22/2013 the bank foreclosed on our home and we continued to pay on the judgement by the HOA. This week we had a hand written sticky note from the HOA and our check returned to us that states: "Property was taken over by bank, who is now making payments. Payments from you are no longer needed." We figure we still owed around $445 to satisfy the judgement. What should we do?

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Have you contact the HOA about this? If so, what was their response?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have sent them an email asking if the debt has been satisfied. I am still waiting for a response from them.

Hello again, Stacey, and thank you for providing this additional information.

This sounds like a mistake since the bank would not typically pay on your judgment, but pay the dues that accrue after ownership passes to them.

At this point, I would typically wait to hear a response to your e-mail or, if it has been more than a week since you attempted to contact them, I would try to call them and document your call.

You will normally want to request that they file a satisfaction of judgment if they indicate that the judgment has been satisfied since that is required to be filed with the court to show the debt has been paid and would typically relieve you from any further obligation on the debt.

If you cannot obtain a satisfactory explanation or confirm that a satisfaction of judgment is being filed, I would send a request by certified mail so you have proof you attempted to resolve this matter and reference the letter indicating you are no longer obligated to pay on the judgment.

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