Can a condominium association be allowed to boot a resident’s car displaying a decal for past dues?

I have been in 100% communication with my association and reachable at anytime. Due to fraud on ALL personal information, I could not receive a payment in time for a past due amount of $1,500. I notified them of the issue and was booted four days later. It has now cost me a job and my ability to handle the fraud claims. How can I pay when this happens, cost me an income, and then I am charged $100 a day for this?

Asked on November 9, 2011 under Bankruptcy Law, Georgia


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not a homeowner's association can "boot" an owner's car for unpaid dues is best addressed in any recorded "covenants, conditions & restrictions" and all other approved rules and regulations by the homeowners.

You need to read these documents carefully to see if booting your car was allowed and issue a decal for past owed dues. Likewise I would ask the association in writing for the authority for what it did.

It sounds that you need to consult with an attorney experienced in association issues. Good luck.

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