Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Condo associations get creative in punishing delinquencies

Fed up with the increasing number of slow-paying homeowners, condominium and homeowners associations across South Florida have become aggressive - critics say too aggressive - in their attempts to collect late fees. Boards have unveiled a variety of strategies to pressure owners to pay up.

Tactics include removing mailbox lids, which prevents postal workers from delivering mail to delinquent owners; deactivating entry keys to prevent owners from entering the community through the residents' gate; and posting lists of delinquent owners in public areas.


  1. Anonymous4:16 PM

    The County needs to get just a creative on delinquent trash bills.

    More than 10% of the system is not paying for trash service.

  2. Anonymous7:56 AM

    WAY more than 10% of the residents didn't want trash districts in the first place. Maybe some creative solution like ending trash districts would solve the problem. It's amazing what people can accomplish when given freedom of choice.

  3. Anonymous11:39 AM

    Of the 105000 households in the county, almost 25% of them OPTED out of the program, and more than 10% are not paying their bills.

    That means, nearly 35% or more (37000), are not participating in the County Mandatory Trash District system.

    Where is the enforcement of this county ordinance? Either the county should support it and enforce it, or get out of it.