Unpaid assessments of previous owner are not always owed by the foreclosure buyer

In January, 2017, my client received title to a house he bought in December at a mortgage foreclosure sale. The mortgage had been recorded in 2005. Soon after, the homeowners association (HOA) demanded more than $19,000 from my client that it claimed was owed because the prior owner who was foreclosed did not pay assessments for years and the law passed in 2007 states that a buyer, including a purchaser at a foreclosure sale, is jointly and severally liable with ...

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Can a condominium association amend the Declaration to restrict an owner’s right to lease her unit?

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A condominium unit owner living “up north” purchased her unit in Miami as a rental investment property. She specifically purchased in her building with the idea of leasing it in the winter tourist season because the only restriction on leasing was that a lease must be a minimum of one month. Soon after her purchase, the Board announced it was proposing ...

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