Real Estate Law

Have real estate law questions? Ask a real estate lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

How do I handle a problem with my Home Owner Association…

Customer Question
How do I handle a...
How do I handle a problem with my Home Owner Association concerning a maintence fee that has already been paid. I paid the final payment on 7/18,/ 2015 and they deposited into Well Fargo account. They had refered it to a collection agency even though I had paid. The agency started calling me constantly for months until I responded by sending a letter of cease and desist demand.
I received aletter for HOA stating that I had balance due , date on letter 01/05/2016.
This letter is based on a collection fee . I had already paid the finally paid before they starte d contacting me, now the HOA is trying to force me to pay sendint this letter quoting Florida Statue, chapter 721, delinquent assessment. How do I repod?
Thanks so much for some advice.
Robert Dixon ***@******.***
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Real Estate Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Answered in 4 minutes by:
1/18/2016
Real Estate Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago
Ely
Ely, Counselor at Law
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 103,583
Experience: Qualified attorney in private practice including business, family, criminal, and real estate issues.
Verified

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: This is general information only for educational purposes only, and is not legal advice. No specific course of action is proposed herein, and no attorney-client relationship or privilege is formed by speaking to an expert on this site. By continuing, you confirm that you understand and agree to these terms.

I am sorry to hear about this situation. Can you please tell me if in your cease and desist letter, you have threatened an FDCPA suit? Or not? Or, not sure? Also, have you sent the collection agency proof, as in a copy of the check?

This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.

Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Posted by JustAnswer at customer's request) Hello. I would like to request the following Expert Service(s) from you: Live Phone Call. Let me know if you need more information, or send me the service offer(s) so we can proceed.
Real Estate Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago

Please reply when ready.

Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Real Estate Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 2 years ago
Hello – you had never replied to my Information Request so I never got a chance to provide an answer. Please let me know if you still need information, and if you could reply to my information request so I could provide one.
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a real estate lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Barrister Your Own Question
Barrister
Barrister
Barrister, Lawyer
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 12,111
12,111 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 17 years real estate, Realtor. Landlord 26 years

Barrister is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

12,111 satisfied customers

17 years real estate, Realtor. Landlord 26 years

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

8,377 satisfied customers

Experienced lawyer

Ray

Ray

Lawyer

8,253 satisfied customers

Texas Attorney for 30 years dealing in real estate

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney

6,208 satisfied customers

I have 30 years legal experience. Additionally, in CA I held a Real Estate Broker's license.

Dimitry Esquire

Dimitry Esquire

Attorney

5,526 satisfied customers

JA Mentor, multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation & admin

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

103,583 satisfied customers

Qualified attorney in private practice including business, family, criminal, and real estate issues.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,572 satisfied customers

12+ yrs. of experience including real estate law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Real Estate Law Questions
Are you in Dallas, TX? but I need a pro bono lawyer who is
it's a long story but I'll start typing.. please bear with me I live in a subdivision that has home owners association … read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
I sold my house – Close of Escrow 11/08/2016 – with
I sold my house – Close of Escrow 11/08/2016 – with ‘Seller's Final Settlement Statement the Escrow company deducted the amount of $2815.38 for the 1st half property tax installment due on December 10… read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
8,337 satisfied customers
We came back from oversea trip on 8/1/2016, and got a
We came back from oversea trip on 8/1/2016, and got a certified mail regarding SUMMONS no# ***** They said we did not pay HOA fee for a house. Our arguments: 1) It is our first time to receive the let… read more
Maverick
Maverick
Doctoral Degree
6,302 satisfied customers
My mom's HOA started charging late fees due to late receipt
My mom's HOA started charging late fees due to late receipt of the payment book. We were told to send a written explanation and the late fee would be waived; it was not waived and we received no notif… read more
Maverick
Maverick
Doctoral Degree
6,302 satisfied customers
Today I received a 'final delinquency warning' via certified
Today I received a 'final delinquency warning' via certified mail for dues that the HOA management company claims were not paid for the years 2014, 2015, 2016. This was the second invoice received. Up… read more
Bill Fix
Bill Fix
Attorney
Juris Doctor
81 satisfied customers
I live in California but own a home in Georgia. What is
Hi, I live in California but own a home in Georgia. What is the statute of limitations on hoa putting a lien on a house? Thanks… read more
Alex Esquire
Alex Esquire
Managing Attorney
Doctoral Degree
153 satisfied customers
Hello My property has been in and out of litigation in the
Hello My property has been in and out of litigation in the old Countrywide fiasco. Currently I am being notified I am delinquent for HOA dues dating back to 01/09. It appears that the plethora of note… read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
8,337 satisfied customers
We, as a Home Owners Association Board, have two delinquent
We, as a Home Owners Association Board, have two delinquent property owners. They have failed to respond to Invoices, emails and a Demand Letter. We wish to file civil action in Small Claims Court to … read more
BartEsq
BartEsq
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
674 satisfied customers
I had a delinquent HOA payment for $135.00, payment was considered
I had a delinquent HOA payment for $135.00, payment was considered delinquent in May, I payed it as well as the coming year in August. They sold the debt to a collection agency In May, apparently, and… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
This is a California case I declared bankruptcy in June
This is a California case: I declared bankruptcy in June of 2009.. Wells Fargo foreclosed on the home 19 months later in September 2010.. I was sued by the Homeowner Association in December 2010 for D… read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
I am on a newly formed HOA Board. We have a Declaration for
I am on a newly formed HOA Board. We have a Declaration for our Community and we also have By-Laws. I need to find a good resource for expanding on these rather generic documents. Issues include parki… read more
FiveStarLaw
FiveStarLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
477 satisfied customers
For my house in San Jose, CA, I missed paying $700 worth of
For my house in San Jose, CA, I missed paying $700 worth of homeowners' association dues. The hoa turned it debt over to a collection agency, who added $3800 worth of fees. I've since paid the origina… read more
Law Pro
Law Pro
Doctoral Degree
19,000 satisfied customers
I need assistance I believe under Fair Debt Collection Practices.
I need assistance I believe under Fair Debt Collection Practices. There is a debt that was owed by my mother to her home owner association. She passed away on 3/31/10. I acknowledged the debt on or ar… read more
Dimitry Esquire
Dimitry Esquire
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,526 satisfied customers
As a follow up to the question I asked in July, I wrote a letter
As a follow up to the question I asked in July, I wrote a letter to the collections company with a Cease and Desist Notice on August 23, 2010. As well, the letter served as a notification to them that… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
12,111 satisfied customers
I am in CA and am delinquent about 11 mos in my hoa dues.
I am in CA and am delinquent about 11 mos in my hoa dues. The association hired a collection agency and filed a lien. I tried to work with the agency, however, the agreement they sent me did not agree… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
I am delinquent on one HOA fee payment in the amount of $60.
I am delinquent on one HOA fee payment in the amount of $60. I recived a letter from my HOA informing me that due to my delinquency I now ow aprox. $250 (late fee and lein filing fee) that was two wee… read more
KimberlyLaw
KimberlyLaw
Principal Attorney
Master\u0027s Degree
3,911 satisfied customers
About a month ago I completed a short sale on my primary residence
About a month ago I completed a short sale on my primary residence in California. Both loans were refinanced a couple of times with cash out to improve the home. Given this, I wanted to make sure that… read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,572 satisfied customers
Is the Board of Managers that represents the members of a condominium
Is the Board of Managers that represents the members of a condominium association (residents)in violation of any laws if they display the names of residents who are 60 days behind in monthly maintence… read more
JBaxLaw
JBaxLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,080 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x