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

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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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Exculpatory Clauses: Is my HOA liable for anything?

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HOAs and condominium associations (referred to collectively as HOAs for the purpose of this blog) generally have a responsibility to maintain and repair common areas (e.g. the roof, parking lot, hallways, lobby, pool, certain pipes, etc.) as defined by their bylaws and declaration.  Beyond the common areas, however, the HOA…

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What Happens When a Condo Owner Files Bankruptcy?

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It is hard for homeowner’s associations and condominiums to keep their cash flow running on full these days.  Their reserves depend solely upon unit owners’ ability keeping their financial obligations in the form of monthly assessments.  These assessments are paid by all owners for the community’s common expenses such as…

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