We have read about them in the news: Myths and misconceptions about living in a homeowners association. Myths like, all HOAs are the same and rules are rules and can’t be changed. Misconceptions such as assessments and fees are the same thing and homeowners have no say in decisions; it’s all up to the board. Our series will look to dispel common HOA myths and misconceptions through practical advice from industry experts.
A common HOA myth is that assessment payments aren’t a legal obligation of homeowners. The truth is that homeowners are obligated to pay assessments based on the private contract they have with their association.
Dawn Bauman, CAE, senior vice president of government & public affairs at CAI, shares the steps an association can take to collect delinquent assessments, and what an association can do if an owner files for bankruptcy.
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