Master Association sues in small claims court
July 2, 2013
The Edgewater Isle Master Association, through their collection agent A.S.A.P, filed a small claims case against a homeowner on Monday for unpaid dues and fees of $3,531.26. According to San Mateo County records, the Master Association also filed a lien against this same homeowner (a South owner) in January of this year. The small claims case hearing is scheduled for August 20 at 1:30 p.m.
Association adds junk fees and sues for dues not yet late
The Association and/or its collection agent has DOUBLED the amount of the past-due dues by adding their "fees" that more than double the amount of the debt. The amount of dues from September 1, 2012 - July 31, 2013 is, by our calculation, $1,637.31. But the Association and its greedy collection agent have added their fees, which total $1,893.95, which is a total of "fees" that are approximately 115.67% of the original debt.
But here's what's interesting: the Master Association has SUED IN ADVANCE of unpaid dues. The Master Association assumes that this homeowner will not pay in July, which may be a fair assumption, but one must ask how the Association can sue and assess a late fee for dues that are not yet late.
Case "off calendar"
August 20, 2013
A small claims case filed by the Master Association on July 1 was scheduled to be heard today. The case was postponed, or is "off-calendar," because the Edgewater Isle Master Association has not served the defendant they are suing for unpaid dues.
The hearing was rescheduled for October 11.
September 24, 2013
Yesterday, the Edgewater Isle Master Association dismissed without prejudice (i.e., they could file the same case again) their pending small claims case for unpaid dues.