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I have never missed paying my associates fees, however a couple

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I have never missed paying my associates fees, however a couple of time they were late because of the mail. I was charged$25. I did not pay it. Now they are charging me late fees on the late fee.
JA: The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?
Customer: No
JA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Real Estate Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else important you think the Real Estate Lawyer should know?
Customer: We changed management, they said I had fees from the old management company. I had no idea what they could be so I didn't pay them the fee were to small to be associated fees. Now this new company say I now owe 700 dollars in late fees yet I have never missed a payment in the 14yrs I've lived here, so they are charging Me late fees on late fees
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Maverick replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I live in Florida. I was not aware that I had late fees since I always pay my condo fees before the 10th. So I'm assuming because pay by mail a couple of them did not arrive on time. I needed a print out of my account. It shows I owe almost seven hundred dollars in late fees. Because I didn't pay the previous late fees they are charging me late fees for my late fees.

Expert:  Maverick replied 1 year ago.
1. When did you first find out that you owed any late fees?2. When was the first late fee assessed - going back to what date?3. Did you ask them why they waited till the fees racked up to $700.00 before notifying you? We need to know this info before I can properly assist you.