Sunday, May 13, 2012

Video Courtesy of Channel 8 News, Tampa
Reporting By Shannon Behnken
Published May 12, 2012

The Bridgewater Homeowner's Association evicted JoAnne McCarn's tenant and moved in their own. All over a missed HOA fee that ballooned in to a lien for thousands of dollars.

Some court rulings really make you wonder: Is this American Justice?
A homeowner, who admittedly failed to pay a small amount of dues, was literally dispossessed of her private property. Is failure of paying association due reason enough for a judge to allow a HOA to evict the tenant, change the locks, move in their own renters and threaten the homeowner with arrest if she comes near her home -- the home still deeded in her name and no foreclosure proceedings even started?
Judge Robert P. Cole, Sixth Judicial Circuit
Association Attorney Geraldine Holloway