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Yaida Ford

Condominium Owner’s Bill of Rights Amendment Act of 2015: A Bill That Will Not Reap Benefits for Unit Owners

By community association, condo law, debtor's rights, foreclosure, HOA, HOAs, homeowners association, legislation, mediation, unit owner, unit owner's association, unit owners No Comments

District of Columbia Council Member Anita Bonds (D-At Large), along with Council Members Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) and Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7), has introduced legislation that imposes new requirements on associations, beyond that which they are already mandated to do under the current condominium law, before they can foreclose on…

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“I filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy! Why do I still owe condo fees?”

By bankruptcy, chapter 7, community association, condo law, discharge, HOA, HOAs, homeowners association, unit owner, unit owner's association, unit owners No Comments

I get calls from unit owners all of the time clamoring about why their condo association is still attempting to collect unpaid assessments from them AFTER they file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.  There are a few considerations unit owners must keep in mind.  First, if your condo association has filed…

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Enforcing Rules in Your Condominium: Who You Gonna Call?

By CC&R, community association, condo law, covenants, HOA, HOAs, homeowners association, restrictions No Comments

The vast majority of my condo clientele have major clashes over enforcing rules. After I have done an investigation into the particular situation that has tempers flaring, I find this common scenario: a problem has arisen that affects that quality of life for certain members in the Association; the Board…

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