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Is foreclosure best option to get debt paid?

by: Mike Hunter

mike_hunterCharlotte attorney Michael Hunter specializes in community and condominium association law for the firm of Horack Talley.

Q. It seems in today’s economy that a lot of HOA foreclosures don’t result in a collection of the debt owed to the HOA. The owner either abandons the property, or the HOA lien is extinguished by the foreclosure of a superior deed of trust to a mortgage lender. It seems the HOAs rack up a lot of fees to foreclose against homeowners that are going to walk away from the debt one way or the other. Is there a better option?

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CA: Volt Charger Woes Don’t Bode Well for You and Me (and HOA’s)

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

But California’s public utilities commission requires all of its customers’ electric meters to be grouped together, and that meant running a one-inch thick metal conduit along the face of her building. The other option is to punch through three neighbors’ walls. “I can just see the homeowners’ association going for that,” she said.
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Homeowner wants to change the HOA board

Q. We have a homeowners association that refuses to give documents to homeowners, grants board members architectural changes after refusing others the same changes, and has suspect practices in their elections. They even wanted candidates for the board to sign a gag order so that, if they were elected, the candidate could not criticize the board. The company assisting them is a partner to their activities, so is of no help. Their concerns do not reflect the wishes of the people living here and they basically rig the elections with the proxy votes so no one new can get on the board. They claim everything they do is legal and the homeowner has no rights when it comes to their decisions.

My question: Where can I turn to get help to change the activities of this group? Another writer recently asked what to do when their board refused to let members attend meetings The following answer applies to that situation, too.

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