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Good Morning Pearl, I...
Good Morning Pearl, I have a lot that I have owned for over 10 years in a gated community in South Carolina and have been paying amenity fees/water & utilities. The fees have been going up each year and since I'm just a lot owner I don't even use these services however I'm still charged (about $3,500 a year now). I've been trying to sell the lot for the past 5 or so years with no luck - gone from $34,000 down to $10,500. At this point I would give the lot away in order to get out from under the fees & taxes. If I just stop paying the fees what are the ramifications? Will it affect my credit (I have excellent credit and don't want to mess up). Thanks for the information. Traci McConnell
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Customer: No I haven't spoken to a lawyer.
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: The Keowee Key Community in which I have the lot is controlled by an administration that people who live there are not happy with. They have even come with a message board for communication as the administration will not allow us to communicate via their owner website - if something is posted that they don't like they take it down. Also, paying fees for something that's not used -for example water when I only have a lot and haven't used a drop in the past 10 years of ownership.
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ANSWER: Yes, unfortunately, if those fees are not paid for sometime, then it will be reported on your credit. Further, if the fees pile up, a lien could be imposed on the lot eventually and then a foreclosure action may be filed to sell the lot at an auction and use the proceeds to pay off the balances owed.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No you can email me. Thank you
Lawyer: Maverick, Attorney replied 1 year ago

ANSWER: Yes, unfortunately, if those fees are not paid for sometime, then it will be reported on your credit. Further, if the fees pile up, a lien could be imposed on the lot eventually and then a foreclosure action may be filed to sell the lot at an auction and use the proceeds to pay off the balances owed.

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OK thank you
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