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If an HOA Has Filed for a Default Motion in a Foreclosure Case to Quickly Take Your Home, What Can You do to Stop Them?

Many homes in Florida are subject to the governance of a homeowner’s association (HOA), which requires the homeowner to pay dues and fees (collectively known as assessments). Even if a homeowner hasn’t fallen behind in paying the mortgage, failing to pay HOA assessments can result in the HOA attaching a lien to the property and […]

Is There a Rule of Civil Procedure or Florida State Statute That Allows an HOA to Pass on its Co-Defendant Legal Costs to a Homeowner During the Foreclosure Process?

Legal proceedings are not only expensive, but they can get rather complicated—especially when there is a third party involved. Legal proceedings get further complicated when one party expects another party to pay for their legal costs. In this case, we are talking about an HOA passing on their legal costs when they are involved in […]

Under What Circumstances Are You Required to Pay Your HOA’s Legal Fees to Protect Their Own Interest in a Foreclosure Case?

If your HOA is asking you to contribute to legal fees that it has incurred in fighting a foreclosure, the first thing you need to do is check your bylaws. Those governing documents should have something to say about when homeowners are responsible for legal fees and when they are not. In most cases, you […]