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Community Charges

Posted: Sun May 2, 2021 5:07pm
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Linda Patricia

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Hi 

Ourcommunity charge is 215 euro every six months and if you pay late they charge you an extra 100 euros.

Is this legal?

Linda

killjoy

Posted: Sun May 2, 2021 9:38pm

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Posted: Sun May 2, 2021 9:38pm

The answer to this and many other questions regarding the community is in the by-laws which you should have read. The charge of late fees must have been approved unanimously by any assembly. 

Linda Patricia

Posted: Mon May 3, 2021 9:40am

Linda Patricia

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Posted: Mon May 3, 2021 9:40am

killjoy wrote on Sun May 2, 2021 9:38pm:

The answer to this and many other questions regarding the community is in the by-laws which you should have read. The charge of late fees must have been approved unanimously by any assembly. 

Thank you for your reply.

Not many people go to our meetings as most work. Personally I'm disabled and do not drive so I'm stuck too.

Where would I find the by-laws?

Kind regards Linda

Stevec61

Posted: Tue May 4, 2021 10:09am

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Posted: Tue May 4, 2021 10:09am

Linda Patricia wrote on Mon May 3, 2021 9:40am:

Thank you for your reply.

Not many people go to our meetings as most work. Personally I'm disabled and do not drive so I'm stuck too.

Where would I find the by-laws?

Kind regards Linda

Email your community president and administrator, they should send you a copy of the rules and minutes from any previous meetings

Jayne62

Posted: Tue May 4, 2021 1:41pm

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Posted: Tue May 4, 2021 1:41pm

My understanding is they cannot charge late payment charges under horizontal property law but some instead state a discount for those paying on time and for late payers they charge the full amount 😕. 

Linda Patricia

Posted: Tue May 4, 2021 5:20pm

Linda Patricia

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Posted: Tue May 4, 2021 5:20pm

Jayne62 wrote on Tue May 4, 2021 1:41pm:

My understanding is they cannot charge late payment charges under horizontal property law but some instead state a discount for those paying on time and for late payers they charge the full amount 😕. 

Thank you so much for your help Regards Linda

Linda Patricia

Posted: Tue May 4, 2021 5:42pm

Linda Patricia

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Posted: Tue May 4, 2021 5:42pm

Jayne62 wrote on Tue May 4, 2021 1:41pm:

My understanding is they cannot charge late payment charges under horizontal property law but some instead state a discount for those paying on time and for late payers they charge the full amount 😕. 

Thank you so much for your reply, it's very helpful

Regards Linda

Sheila64

Posted: Thu May 6, 2021 8:18am

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Posted: Thu May 6, 2021 8:18am

If charging interest has been voted on and agreed at a previous AGM, then it will be applied. The community meetings are important as any changes to the rules are decided on then. People who can’t attend should give their proxy vote to another owner, or express in writing to the administrators your feelings. Each member is sent a meeting agenda which has to include any new proposals of changes to the rules, so you need to vote one way or the other. Also, if you want to raise an issue contact the admin before the agenda is distributed to the owners, so that it can be included in the meeting. The president and administrator are acting on the homeowners behalf and therefore need everybody’s input.

Linda Patricia

Posted: Thu May 6, 2021 10:01am

Linda Patricia

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Posted: Thu May 6, 2021 10:01am

Sheila64 wrote on Thu May 6, 2021 8:18am:

If charging interest has been voted on and agreed at a previous AGM, then it will be applied. The community meetings are important as any changes to the rules are decided on then. People who can’t attend should give their proxy vote to another owner, or express in writing to the administrators ...

...your feelings. Each member is sent a meeting agenda which has to include any new proposals of changes to the rules, so you need to vote one way or the other. Also, if you want to raise an issue contact the admin before the agenda is distributed to the owners, so that it can be included in the meeting. The president and administrator are acting on the homeowners behalf and therefore need everybody’s input.

Thanks for your help

regards Linda

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