You need to retain a good civil litigation attorney (ideally someone who concentrates in real estate). You could potentially have causes of action against the title company or association.
As for the title company, they never told you about the association or the encumbrances on the property because of the old owners?
What the association is doing may also not be legal.
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Have you looked at the title policy to see if it excepts the restriction which requires you to pay these dues? Were there any liens from the association shown on your commitment? Any payments to the association on your settlement statement? If it does not appear on your policy, you might have a claim against them. I do not believe the title company has an obligation to inform you of this otherwise. There are limits to what can be collected in certain circumstances. You should contact the attorney who represented you on the transaction. If you did not have one, now would be the time to retain one.
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You likely had caused of action against the prior owner and the title company.
However, you have now waited seven years after learning of the problem. The claims may be time barred by the statute of limitations. You will need to speak to local litigation counsel.
I am not a IL attorney, laws vary from state to state, therefore you should always consult a local attorney.
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