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My Association has sent me a violation letters that my

My Association has sent...

My Association has sent me a violation letters that my tenant committed past 5 years

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?

It’s in Ca

Lawyer's Assistant: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?

And violation penalty fee is added up to 3800

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Am I allow to request my tenant to pay this fees?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
HOA have been sending a violation letters to physical property and my tenant never have send me these letters.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I asked board of directors to waive this fees but unfortunately they denied my request. I want to ask my tenant to pay this fines but wondering if I can ask her to pay and if we were to go to housing court, what would be the result?
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I am sorry to hear about this situation. Please tell me what the violations are for, specifically? And, whether you included in the lease NOT to do those things (or do them)?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Violations were like placing objects in front door
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
On our lease contract does not have anything like that
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Our HOA does not allow these and I never received any violation notice because my tenant never sent me

Thank you.

I am sorry to say that the answer is subjective.

For violations that were also part of the lease - the tenant may be responsible for them.

For violations not part of the lease - the tenant can only be held responsible if he KNEW or SHOULD HAVE KNOWN that doing/not doing something would have resulted in a fine to YOU. This is hard to prove, of course. The fact that the tenant did not forward the violations to you suggests maliciousness or willful ignorance on his behalf, which can be argued to make him more complicit. However in the end, it is the Court's decision.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Question again, if this violations were caused by Tenant

That does not matter - unfortunately, the owner is ultimately responsible for the violations on the property even if caused by a tenant.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
What responsibility do I have as a owner
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Violations that caused by Tenant and am I still responsible for these fines?

Yes.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thanks

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