Experienced and Effective Collections Attorneys
Timely payment of assessments is critical to the success of your association. Our dedicated team of collection and foreclosure attorneys and paralegals have years of experience collecting past-due assessments from delinquent owners. If your current legal counsel’s collection efforts are going nowhere fast, contact Rabin Parker Gurley for a free consultation to discuss how we can better serve your community.
“Low Risk” Deferred Billing
Rabin Parker Gurley offers a deferred billing option for collection and foreclosure accounts, which limits our clients’ out-of-pocket legal fees. Please contact our firm for more information regarding our deferred billing option.
Frequently Asked Questions:
When can my association record a lien against a property for past-due assessments? A condominium association must provide at least 30 days’ notice before it is permitted to record a claim of lien, while a homeowners’ association must provide at least 45 days’ notice.
Can my association recover legal fees from the delinquent owner? In most cases, an association may pursue recovery of all past-due assessments, along with all attorneys’ fees and costs, interest, and late fees. However, your community’s governing documents may limit the amount that your association is permitted to recover, so it is important to check with legal counsel prior to undertaking collection efforts.
Should my association foreclose on all liens? In most cases, yes. In limited instances, however, it may be beneficial to refrain from filing suit for a period of time; for example, where a lender is close to completing its own foreclosure action with respect to the same property, it may be prudent to let the lender’s action run its course. In either case, such a determination should be made on a case-by-case basis with guidance from legal counsel.
Contact Our Office
If your association is having difficulty recovering past-due assessments from owners, call our Clearwater office at 727-475-5535 to schedule a free consultation. You may also complete the contact form found on our website.