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Every community association needs effective policies and processes for collecting delinquent assessments. For more than 25 years, the attorneys of Epsten Grinnell & Howell have been helping community association clients collect their members’ delinquent dues. The firm has a long track record in this sensitive area of owner relations and understands the essential aspects of timely and effective collection of delinquencies.

As part of the legal consulting relationship, our firm can assist association clients with preparation of a comprehensive written collection policy, provide guidance on association and manager adherence to the policy, and counsel clients on diligent pursuit of their policy’s specific procedures in taking collections actions. In performing their work, our attorneys assure compliance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Essentially there are three avenues for collecting delinquent assessments – a monetary judgment obtained through Small Claims Court; a nonjudicial foreclosure action; or a Superior Court action that produces a monetary judgment or foreclosure. Each method has advantages and disadvantages. Epsten Grinnell & Howell legal counsel will work with you to identify and successfully implement the best option for each collection situation.