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Old 09-28-2007, 02:57 PM
 
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Post legal question about polk county homeowners ass.

I know what the Florida Statues say about Homeowners Association, but none of it covers my concerns. I live in a neighborhood where it is mostly mobile homes and we own our lots plus on our deeds it states everyone owns a portion of the 2 common areas . We are claasified as a county(polk)subdivision, not a mobile home park. We bought here because there were no deed restrictions ( just normal county ordinances), and the association was voluntary ($25.00 if you wanted to join. It was that way for over 20 years and everyone was fine with that. Their only purpose is to take care of the two common areas.
My problem is , new people move in and take over everything. In 2003, the new boards members took it upon themselves to make new bylaws . Now you are automatically a member of the association if you own a home here. the voluntary association fee has been changed to a manditory mantenance fee of $50.00, and heaven help you if you don't pay it. They typed up these new bylaws and took them to the courthouse and had them recorded. Now if you want to sell and you haven't paid those fee's , they take it out of your money at closing. CAN THEY LEGALLY DO THAT?
Also, we have a neighborhood newsletter that is delivered to everyone in the subdivision. Is it legal for them to put your name and address is this telling everyone that the people listed haven't paid the maintenance fee. To me it would be an invasion of privacy. It's nobody else's business who has or has not paid. Can anyone advise me?
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:08 PM
 
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CASE No.: GC-G-91-2924 Plaintiff vs: Lake Marina Acres Homeowners Asso.; The defendant without legal authority published a resolution, "Summary Judgment is GRANTED" is here by vacated and unenforcible. So said the Judge
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