PHILADELPHIA – A local condo complex believes one of its homeowners is in debt to it for a variety of fees and charges, and has brought legal action to recover the amount, which is well in excess of $13,000.
On May 30, Cresheimbrook Condominium Association c/o Association Management Consultants of Warminster filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas against Valyrie Patton of Philadelphia.
Plaintiff is responsible for the administration and management of Cresheimbrook Condominium Association, pursuant to the Declaration filed with the Recorder of Deeds for Philadelphia County. Patton is the owner of a unit at the Cresheimbrook complex, which is also subject to that same Declaration.
According to the lawsuit and condominium Declaration, Patton failed to pay the Association assessments, late fees, fines, charges and expenses in the amount of $11,152.66, all of which are due and owing.
Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Uniform Condominium Act, 68 Pa. C.S.A. Section 3101, et seq. and the Declaration, the defendant is liable for all overdue amounts, plus interest, costs and reasonable attorney’s fees.
“In addition to the amounts already due, the Association estimates that it will incur the additional amount of $2,500.00 in attorney’s fees and expenses in collecting the amounts due for which it has a lien. The Association reserves the right to seek additional fees and expenses that accrue subsequent to the filing of this complaint,” the suit says.
The plaintiff is seeking judgment in the amount of $13,652.66, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, costs of suit, attorney’s fees and such other relief as is appropriate under the circumstances in this matter.
The plaintiff is represented by Hal A. Barrow of Barrow Hoffman, in Warminster.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170504105
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