If your Association excessively fines an owner, expect a court to find a way to penalize the association.
In 2004 Mr. and Mrs. Mills (“Mills”) bought a home in the subdivision called Galyn Manor. In 2007 Galyn Manor began fining Mills for a commercial work vehicle parked in their driveway in violation of the association rules. Galyn Manor advised Mills that the fines would be $50 for each day that the commercial vehicle was parked on their property. By the end of 2007, the fines amounted to $645. In January of 2008, the association hired the Andrews Law Firm (“Law Firm”) to collect the fines. Between 2008 and May of 2015 many demands for payment were made, and many payments were made.
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