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I bought a condo in Cleveland and I am really getting concerned it is a lemon. If I walk away, what can be done to be? Can my wages be garnished for the HOA fees and taxes? What about the mortage?
Asked on May 28, 2019 under Real Estate Law, Ohio
SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 3 years ago | Contributor
Yes, wages can potentially be garnished for any unpaid debts or obligations: HOA fees, mortgage, taxes, etc. Whomever you owe the money to would have to bring a legal action against you and get an order for wage garnishment, but this (in addition to putting a lien on or foreclosing on the condo for debts like the ones you describe) is an option.
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