My question involves a condominium located in the State of: IL (Evanston, Cook County)
Hello forum members,
This is my first post and I could really use your help and advice.
My condo association company sent me a "demand for possession" notice a few days ago, because I have not paid my association fees for the last 3 months.
This was a completely surprise but also true - I had setup a recurring payment as per the condo association's instructions and it got canceled a few months ago (and I didn't realize it).
I also followed up with my bank and have a written note from them confirming that it was actually the receiving party that canceled the recurring payment.
Furthermore, the condo mgmt company did not send me a single notice or warning prior to this.
I have offered to pay them (immediately) all the back payments - the payment is really not an issue for me.
However, I wanted to contest the late fees and the legal fees (about $300 in all) - I feel that they should have at least tried to contact us earlier, either when the recurring payment stopped, or anytime in the last few months.
However, the debt collection agency is now saying that the recurring payment is set to expire after 12 months, and are asking me to pay the full amount including all legal fees as per Association Rules.
Please help advice me on what to do. On one hand, I do want to put this behind me and the amount is not that big, but I still feel really bad at the unprofessional way they have treated me.