If my HOA is collecting fees but there is no evidence of any upkeep of the common property, what is my recourse?

I have taken pictures of how bad the property looks. I sent a certified letter but was not picked up bhy HOA.

Asked on June 27, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Florida


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Just because you are paying HOA fees, such fees are not always for maintenace of the common areas in the complex. For example there is insurance and payment for employees/independent contractors who perform services for the complex.

I suggest that you speak with the HOA board and ask for an accounting for the past year on a monthly basis as to what the HOA dues for the entire complex were used for. If you get no response, you should consult with an attorney experienced in planned unit developments.

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