News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network
By Mike Hunter
Attorney Michael Hunter specializes in community and condominium association law for the firm of Horack Talley
Question: We live in a condo subdivision planned for 56 units. The developer has fallen into financial difficulty and has only sold six units. There are now 16 completed units. The developer is renting the remaining 10 units. Even though the six homeowners are paying $155 monthly as association dues, the developer is not providing home maintenance. What legal recourse do we have? What would happen to our property if the developer declares bankruptcy or if all of the unsold property goes into foreclosure? Would the HOA, which only consists of six owners, be responsible for paying the mortgage on the clubhouse? Would we be responsible for paying property taxes on the unsold homes?