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Condo-HOA Blog - Collections

Collections During a Pandemic

Many associations have inquired whether there are any restrictions in taking collections action to recover unpaid assessments. Currently, the Cares Act and other federal laws do not prevent associations from proceeding with collections, including initiating a personal obligation or foreclosure lawsuit. Likewise, there is not a Washington or Oregon state law preventing an association from sending delinquency notice letters, recording liens, or filing lawsuits. read more

New Case Law Involving Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Debtors

The 9th Circuit United States Court of Appeals issued an opinion recently in Goudelock v. Sixty-01 Association of Apartment Owners holding that an owner's personal obligation to pay assessments that become due after the debtor has filed a Chapter 13 bankruptcy are dischargeable under §1328(a) of the Bankruptcy Code. This means that if an owner receives a discharge in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy case filed in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, or Nevada, that owner will no longer be personally obligated to pay any post-petition assessments. read more

New Year's [Board] Resolutions…

First of all, everyone here at Barker Martin would like to wish you a very happy new year. We have enjoyed working with you, and hope we have the opportunity to do so in the future. read more

UCIOA Update

Information on the monthly CAI chapter luncheon. read more

Introduction to Delinquencies: Collections Policy, Foreclosures & Bankruptcies - A Preview

CA Day and Trade Show! read more

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