Collections for condos and HOAs require you to consider this, The Fair Debt Collection industry has established an objective test based on “the least sophisticated consumer”. The purpose of this is to protect consumers. Some are Harvard Graduates and others are less educated and there are always the very clever.
In my many travels in condo world I have seen some pretty poor practices by boards of directors and management companies but the prize for the most egregious acts I have ever seen has to go to a nice luxury building in Aventura, Florida of which I am very familiar with.
Community association Collections or for that matter any debt that is delinquent often deteriorates into a bitter cycle of pain. The property owner may fall into hard times and cannot afford their payments due to unforeseen consequences and an unfortunate process begins. First, there is the courtesy notes from the association and then when that fails to result into a payment the matter is sent to either an attorney or debt collector for action.
As a resident of a community that is run by a homeowners association, you may be accustomed to paying a monthly HOA fee in addition to your mortgage. Maintenance fees may be frustrating to some homeowners due to the fact that they are unaware of the importance of it and where it goes. It’s the responsibility of the homeowners association to educate its residents about what is covered in the assessment and to ensure that no one is left behind. HOA Collections are key to maintaining a top notch community.