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I have been able to pay my hoa fee I owe like 1500 in April

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I have been able to pay my hoa fee I owe like 1500 in April I paid 500 and was trying to pay other 500 found out they sent me to court by the secretary they never I form me am on dialysis fell behind can they take my condo or can I pay them
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 1 year ago.

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It depends on the specific HOA. Most of them will accept the payment but some of them tack on a bunch of extra fees, etc.

What I'd suggest you do is hire a local attorney to write a letter to them for you and enclose your check. The attorney can point out that you are on dialysis, that you've been trying to pay, and then allege things like they failed to give proper notice, etc. Many times the lawyer can get them to back off and just accept you money and drop the rest of it and the lawyer won't charge you much just for writing the letter. If you have other legal work that needs to be done like a will, a power of attorney, etc. then the lawyer may just throw the letter in for free if he does the rest of the work.

If they don't get paid they can file a lien and try to take the condo though. HOAs have a lot of power.

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