Representation of condo Associations
unIT oWNERS WHO FAIL TO PAY MONTHLY FEES
Unit owners who fail to pay their fair share of monthly condominium fees and expenses place a significant burden of the paying Unit owners. Unit owners who fail to pay will continue to enjoy all the benefits of common expenses, such as snow removal, landscaping, common area heat and electricity, as well as amenities, such as a pool, gym, and the like. If a condominium unit owner fails to pay monthly fees for a period of six (6) months, the condominium association may place a lien on the Unit for those expenses, plus all collection costs, such as legal and court fees. The condominium association may also garnish rent from the tenants who reside at the Unit that has failed to pay. Pursuit of these rights involves a technical process, and it is recommended that you contact us if you are a trustee or officer of a condominium and require legal assistance.
UNIT OWNERS WHO FAIL TO PAY SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS OR WHO VIOLATE OTHER BYLAWS
Sometimes it is necessary for a condominium association to vote on and issue a special assessment for important improvements to the condominium. This could relate to a new heating and air conditioning system, or roof. If a Unit Owner refuses or fails to pay a special assessment, that Unit will then be in the position to use and enjoy the improvements to the condominium without paying its fair share. If a Unit Owner is not cooperative or contests a special assessment, we can help bring a resolution to the dispute.
PROBLEMS WITH CONDOMINIUM DOCUMENTS
Sometimes condominium Bylaws grow stale and require amendment. Or it may be that the Master Deed contains some serious defects relating to the Units or Site Plan. In these types of cases, we can assist you in technical process of amending the condominium documents, and recommending best practices for operating your condominium association.