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HONEST

Raleigh, NC

#1 Jul 8, 2011
This seems to be a hot topic on here and well need some help. I was served paper from the so call new hoa and I never was aware we had new hoa. We have lived here 6 years and have had our fees automatically taken out of our acct. The problem we have had since living here is our address is the same as an address in the court and our mail is always misdelivered, I have spoke to the postmaster I have done all I can, and than we received a certified letter stating we were being sued for the money we owed, I spoke to the hoa and they agreed it was an honest mistake and if we sent a check for the amount they would settle it, so I did the next day, and 1 week later we got the check back I called and they said you need to call our attorney so I called and he was on vacation (real nice). July 6th we were served by a will county sheriff and have to go to court on July 15, has this happend to any of you, I can't believe this is happening we are doing all we can to put a roof over our heads and food in our kids mouth. Please help Thank you
Man resi

United States

#2 Jul 8, 2011
It happened to me its gonna cost you about $700 in attorneys fees and court costs. And there is nothing you can do. Its just a lawyer making money
anonymous beat off

New Lenox, IL

#3 Jul 8, 2011
They are unreal. I have no idea how they get such power. You can't win against them. We are paying our fees for lawyers to make money by fining us. Even after you pay up, they will have a lien against against your home. Make sure you keep an eye out for that. We had this problem. Best of luck.

Since: May 11

Chicago, IL

#4 Jul 16, 2011
It's happened to me twice. Don't fall behind more than 2 quarters and either pay by check on-line,(no fee) or send certified. They claimed they never got one of my checks, cost me 600 in court. Also The credit card fee to pay on line is also criminal its like 10.00 for a 42.00 bill?? Thats over a 20% charge for a so called convenience fee. This HOA and Nemanich ate criminal and should be investigated. These are our fellow homeowners. They should be ashamed and embarrassed.

Since: Jul 11

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#5 Jul 16, 2011
I agree dontknownada...I went to court yesterday and of course they won over $1,000.00 from just us alone, there were probably 9 differant families there for these assholes. To this day I have received nothing from the new hoa and told the attorney this and he said he would let them know to send the payment book. Something needs to happen to these assholes before we all lose our houses to them. Who do I speak to a lawyer,our mayor, from what I have been told we dont have a hoa board. This is such bull shit and it needs to stop, I will do whatever it takes to bring these scam artists down!!!!! Thank you to all for your help, its sad that the subdivision is going through this when there are the most amazing people that live there raising there families and most are friends I love dearly. I guess we hope for justice after all is said in done.

Since: May 11

Lady Lake, FL

#6 Jul 18, 2011
I don't lnow what can be done other than elect new people but it is the HOA by-laws. What I would like to see answered by these extortionists is why does a law firm have to get involved without giving the homeowners, late notices, 2nd notices etc, instead of just being taken to court. These f-ing scam lawyers couldn't win a real court case, so they victimize and humiliate people and families that are just trying to survive and put food on the table. This HOA should be
ashamed of themselves.
Bad Mo Fo

United States

#8 Jul 18, 2011
_whocares_ wrote:
All I can say is read your by-laws, go to the meetings, and make your payments on time. HOA's have a lot of power, however the template for the by-laws is typically a standard document with only a few deviations from the template. It is the by-laws that will give YOU power. I'm sure if things are as bad as you say, they may not be following proper procedure.
The by-laws should outline exactly how late payments are handled, how board members are elected, and how fees, etc are assessed. The should also specify exactly how and when homeowners are taken to court over late payments. You need to bring this information up when being sued. If you can prove you are wrongfully being sued, don't be afraid to write a letter (even by yourself) back to the attorney suing you stating why the lawsuit is not valid. Cite specific sentences, paragraphs, and sections of the by-laws. From what it sounds like, the attorney is just blatantly suing without proper cause and hoping nobody fights back. Fight back.
Fight Back?? Pay your bills! Thats all I ever read about is "they lost it in the mail" Bull S&^t! Then when you get the next bill they lose that one to? They just dont take people to court to win your money. You dead beats need to pay your bills on time, or if you can't call them they will work with you. I would bet the farm if we pulled the records for you morons you are not telling the truth. Pay up or shut up!
Bad Mo Fo

United States

#9 Jul 18, 2011
HONEST wrote:
This seems to be a hot topic on here and well need some help. I was served paper from the so call new hoa and I never was aware we had new hoa. We have lived here 6 years and have had our fees automatically taken out of our acct. The problem we have had since living here is our address is the same as an address in the court and our mail is always misdelivered, I have spoke to the postmaster I have done all I can, and than we received a certified letter stating we were being sued for the money we owed, I spoke to the hoa and they agreed it was an honest mistake and if we sent a check for the amount they would settle it, so I did the next day, and 1 week later we got the check back I called and they said you need to call our attorney so I called and he was on vacation (real nice). July 6th we were served by a will county sheriff and have to go to court on July 15, has this happend to any of you, I can't believe this is happening we are doing all we can to put a roof over our heads and food in our kids mouth. Please help Thank you
Did you get any documitaino from the post office stating it was there fault?? Again bulls%^t!. Did you notice it coming out of your account? Again pay your bills! I have been paying for years and strange..Never happened to me?
Helper

United States

#10 Jul 18, 2011
You all are missing on several points. First, it is not the HOA that has the power over the homeowners it is the law firm representing Nemanich. Now when Leighlinbridge signed with Nemanich, the association forfeited the right to manage finances and call the shots; and that was the first mistake. Lawyers only make money going to court and to court they will go. And the judicial system (or should I say judges) will (no pun intended) always rule in their favor unless you take that away. For a mere $12.00 a defendant can file a 6 man jury demand when filing your appearance. That way you may get someone on the jury that has empathy for your circumstances and you prevail. However, the Leighlinbridge problems are rooted in the disdain and apathy amongst the homeowners right from the onset and to employ a management company that sees the association and its members as a number (and a number of lawsuits) is just down right dumb. Do you think that Nemanich keeps a projection of homeowners in good standing, those not in good standing and those soon to be not in good standing? You bet they do. So in reality since there is no arbitration committee between the homeowners and the management company (the board doesn't act to intervene) to resolve and keep matters from going to court; then would you classify the management company as friend or enemy? If everything is passed up and off to the lawyers then you have a system that is fixed - and it ain't in the homeowners favor. Wise up Leighlinbridge, this is no time to drown in your sorrows.

Since: May 11

Dallas, TX

#11 Jul 18, 2011
I understand about paying bills on time! The point is they are going after people for 2 missed payments. For a homeowner that's like 84.00. I don't about the townhouses. I can only speak from my experience. 1st they don't do a f-ing thing for the homeowners(for this purpose the single family homes). You get 84.00 behind and the scum suckers take you to court. 600.00 or more for 84.00. Capone would be proud! They don't cut my grass. Trimy bushes or remover snow. What do they do for me or the other homeowners except froth at the mouth to get you on court. Rot in he'll HOA Of leighlinbridge!!! F ing criminals!
Bad Mo Fo

United States

#12 Jul 18, 2011
DontknowNada wrote:
I understand about paying bills on time! The point is they are going after people for 2 missed payments. For a homeowner that's like 84.00. I don't about the townhouses. I can only speak from my experience. 1st they don't do a f-ing thing for the homeowners(for this purpose the single family homes). You get 84.00 behind and the scum suckers take you to court. 600.00 or more for 84.00. Capone would be proud! They don't cut my grass. Trimy bushes or remover snow. What do they do for me or the other homeowners except froth at the mouth to get you on court. Rot in he'll HOA Of leighlinbridge!!! F ing criminals!
you pay quarterly so really your 6 months behind if you miss 2 payments. So in 6 months NO late notice is sent? Pay the,$168.00 for the year like me and have no issues. Again pay your bills!
In God We Trust

Schaumburg, IL

#13 Jul 18, 2011
Bad Mo Fo wrote:
<quoted text>you pay quarterly so really your 6 months behind if you miss 2 payments. So in 6 months NO late notice is sent? Pay the,$168.00 for the year like me and have no issues. Again pay your bills!
True - the shortest distance between point A and point B is to pay on time. But some say the association Board runs interference, aka missing payments and such. So who is to trust and believe. When the trust is gone the system fails.
Bad Mo Fo

United States

#15 Jul 19, 2011
In God We Trust wrote:
<quoted text>True - the shortest distance between point A and point B is to pay on time. But some say the association Board runs interference, aka missing payments and such. So who is to trust and believe. When the trust is gone the system fails.
been here 5 years never a problem. I tend to think its the dead beat home owners. They put it off till there threatened then served then its too late so they cry and try to come up with a good reason that people will believe...well I don't! Again pay your bills missing 2 payments is 6 months behind. Im sure they were sent reminders..
In God We Trust

Elgin, IL

#16 Jul 20, 2011
Bad Mo Fo wrote:
<quoted text>been here 5 years never a problem. I tend to think its the dead beat home owners. They put it off till there threatened then served then its too late so they cry and try to come up with a good reason that people will believe...well I don't! Again pay your bills missing 2 payments is 6 months behind. Im sure they were sent reminders..
Ah huh! How can u be so sure. Did the HOA Board have a record or proof of mailing a notice? Without strict proof a judge would have to dismiss any claim of timely notice. The HOA Board had better start sending notices and payment demands certified by the sender. The operations of the HOA are very dark, mysterious and mischievious and the property management people; they wear dark cloaks and the lawyers come to court in black limos. And judges, they wear black robes. Darkness has fallen upon Manhattan. So go green - prepay the entire year and see if the property management company can keep from mishandling the money. AUDIT the property management company. One way to do it is to file suit against them for any variety of good cause reasons.

Since: May 11

Bolingbrook, IL

#17 Jul 20, 2011
Hey ass wipe, reading and comprehension. 84.00 for 2 quarters not 168.00. Being sued for 84.00 now matter what the circumstance is bs. Again they do NOT send out late notices, reminders, wake up calls or however the hell you wAnt to spin it. People forget!! Peoe are trying to feed and clothe there kids, and you SUE!! F-em! Why can't they send late notices or reminders ? I've been here since 03, taken to court twice, cost I've a grand for a combined total of 200. That's criminal .
Bad Mo Fo

United States

#18 Jul 20, 2011
DontknowNada wrote:
Hey ass wipe, reading and comprehension. 84.00 for 2 quarters not 168.00. Being sued for 84.00 now matter what the circumstance is bs. Again they do NOT send out late notices, reminders, wake up calls or however the hell you wAnt to spin it. People forget!! Peoe are trying to feed and clothe there kids, and you SUE!! F-em! Wihy can't they send late notices or reminders ? I've been here since 03, taken to court twice, cost I've a grand for a combined total of 200. That's criminal .
no shit stupid! Its for the whole year... Happend to you twice? Lol your are a dead beat enough said..lol
Curious

United States

#19 Jul 20, 2011
I am not familiar with HOAs but isn't there a board and board meetings to go to and discuss these matters? I imagine if I was late (for whatever reason) and then sued, I would be upset and want to take it up with the board. I would also not vote the board in again who lets this go on.
In God We Trust

Itasca, IL

#20 Jul 21, 2011
Curious wrote:
I am not familiar with HOAs but isn't there a board and board meetings to go to and discuss these matters? I imagine if I was late (for whatever reason) and then sued, I would be upset and want to take it up with the board. I would also not vote the board in again who lets this go on.
Thank you for that insightful analysis. It's sue or be sued these days and the HOA Board should have an arbitration panel hear out issues before referring to the law firm. And to get rid of the law firm, the HOA would have to rid itself of the property management company. I guess no one thought to inquire about that particular before signing on the dotted line.
Bad Mo Fo

United States

#21 Jul 21, 2011
In God We Trust wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you for that insightful analysis. It's sue or be sued these days and the HOA Board should have an arbitration panel hear out issues before referring to the law firm. And to get rid of the law firm, the HOA would have to rid itself of the property management company. I guess no one thought to inquire about that particular before signing on the dotted line.
Bla Bla Bla pay your bills dead beats and you wont have these issue's... "In god we trust all other's pay CASH!!"
In God We Trust

Schaumburg, IL

#22 Jul 21, 2011
Bad Mo Fo wrote:
<quoted text>Bla Bla Bla pay your bills dead beats and you wont have these issue's... "In god we trust all other's pay CASH!!"
Nothin' better than the almighty greenback. It is said that cash is king but I would make sure to get a signed receipt of payment when giving the HOA cash money.

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