Can a chapter 7 protect you from Homeowners Association assessments?

Answer Chapter 7 Federal Bankruptcy proceeds can help a debtor discharge debts. Assessments are owed by owners -- potentially personally as well as being attached to your property -- in order to pay for ... Read More »

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Can a person abandon a condominium with no mortgage owed without ramifications from the homeowners association for future assessments for extensive neglected repairs?

Any person can walk away from most any responsibility. And there are usually ramifications.Read your governing documents to remind yourself of your responsibility to pay assessments, including futu... Read More »

What is the difference between a Condominium Homeowners Association and a Townhouse or Plan Unit Development Homeowners Association?

A condo or townhouse Homeowners' Association (HOA) governs a group of condos, wherein the association is responsible for the maintenance of the outside of the building(s), landscaping, and utilitie... Read More »

Does the homeowners association have the right to keep settlement monies from the homeowners?

Your question implies that your association and its board pursued a cause of action -- whether through negotiation, mediation or a court of law -- and was awarded a cash settlement. Realistically, ... Read More »

Can a homeowners' association force owner to pay fees that were collected by former homeowner association?

Your question sounds like there was an original HOA, which was superseded by a new HOA. Every HOA collects assessments to operate the community, and as an owner, your governing documents define yo... Read More »