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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