One board’s deadbeat list may spell trouble for all community associations

If your board of directors has considered posting a so-called “Deadbeat List”, a public list of delinquent homeowners, think again.

This month’s article in the Florida Community Association Journal shows how homeowners on a community’s deadbeat list filed a class-action lawsuit, asserting the community was violating the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA).

The court’s ruling overturned previous decisions, and classified homeowners association dues as “Consumer Debt”, meaning that homeowners have additional protections under the law. This could have serious implications for community associations across America.

Mitch Drimmer, Axela’s president of Business Development was consulted on the article, “Deadbeat List Lands Association in Class Action Lawsuit” published August 24, 2020.

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