Let’s face it—collection of past due maintenance fees is not always easy. Oftentimes, the Board is faced with potentially foreclosing on its lien in order to prompt payment of past due maintenance fees and assessments. No association wants to be forced to foreclose on a delinquent member, but your association relies on the payment of maintenance fees to operate your community properly.
Did you know that in Ohio, condominium associations and planned communities have a right to recover reasonable attorney fees, paralegal fees, court costs, and other costs of collection from a delinquent owner? This allows the association to charge back any of these costs back to the delinquent owner’s account.
Our team has been on the national stage in educating other attorneys in debt collection matters and best practices. We can recommend the most advantageous course of action for your Board and your community in order to have the best chances of recovery. We handle everything from initial demand letters, filing of Certificates of Lien, additional debtor communications, small claims and municipal court complaints about money due, and foreclosure actions. Our legal team will also handle probate and bankruptcy proceedings when the situation warrants it.
Expect prompt turnaround times from our team for your collection issues, as well as open debtor communication with owners who have fallen past due. We don’t push foreclosure in every situation, and we don’t want your association to throw good money after bad. Pursue collection in a way that makes sense.
Our experienced team of collection attorneys and legal staff, and in-house title company are here to help you achieve your goals and offer guidance as your Board faces the many challenges of operating an Association and collecting maintenance fees and assessments. Contact us to discuss how we can help you collect the most for your association, at a fair price.