Our HOA asked us to undertake some minor repairs to my property (home) about an year ago. We have carried out all the repairs that they have asked us to carry out and sent them the photos as a proof of repairs thru the email. They responded stating that they will revisit my home for inspection. Subsequently there has been no communication from them except notices (nearly once in every two months) demanding is paying them $4,000. We have tried our best to reach them (thru email & phone) to settle the matter amicably, but they never responded. About a couple of days ago they sent a notice from their attorney (for collecting the payment). We sent an email to their attorney that we are disputing this debt. Please advise us as to what our next step should be. Thank you
You should consult with an attorney who is familiar with HOAs. Bring your proofs as well the letters from the HOA to the consultation. Also, bring your Association's Bylaws and Master Deed. One possibility could be that your repairs do not meet the specifications set forth by the HOA, but without more information there is no way for anyone in this forum to determine that. Only through a formal consultation can your matter be properly examined.
This is a general answer for informational purposes only. It does not consist of or create an attorney-client relationship. If you require more specific advice, you are advised to formally consult with an attorney.
If you can't prove to their lawyer the repairs, a local Tinton Falls lawyer can get on the horn with him. Avvo has a great lawyer finder tool to locate an attorney close to your home. Good luck.
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