Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Work Not Done, Although Fees Have Been Paid

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Work Not Done, Although Fees Have Been Paid

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Byline: Mike Clark, Times-Union Reader Advocate

Dear Call Box: What recourse do residents have concerning homeowners association fees when the work the fees are supposed to cover is not being done? Our homeowners association is being handled by a property management company until the neighborhood is complete and can be turned over to the residents. There are dead and missing trees, broken sprinklers, insulation and tar paper in the lakes and mess throughout the development.

K.H.

Dear K.H. You have a legal issue with the management company. State law suggests mediation. We suggest you contact your county court. Duval County has a mediation program through county court at (904) 858-1390.

If you think there is a crime involved, such as theft or fraud, call the state attorney's office.

In situations where a homeowners group is active, you would need to follow the guidelines in your covenant to determine your rights. You still may end up in civil court. …

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