Tag Archives: Dues Collections

Why Paying Bills Online is SO Cool

shutterstock_113037799Not so long ago, online payments seemed like a strange, foreign thing that made people very nervous. Send my money online? How do I know it’ll really get there? How do I know I can trust the people with whom I have to share my financial info? Why can’t I just send a check? Nowadays, most people have gotten over their anxiety about online bill pay, and many HOAs have started accepting online payments. Continue reading

Revoking Amenities for Delinquent Dues

shutterstock_88399096Collecting dues from residents who are behind on payment can be a constant struggle for HOAs, especially in tough economic times. While residents who plead financial hardship are often telling the truth (though the weak economy and a soft job market also provide a perfect excuse for residents who could pay, but have chosen not to), non-payment of dues still costs HOAs money that needs to be spent on the upkeep of the community. Because of that, residents often need to be made to feel pressure that gets them to become current with their payments. One of the most common measures an HOA can take in these instances is revoking the use of amenities. If used effectively, taking away amenities is a great way to encourage residents who are behind on their payments to get back in the association’s good graces.  Continue reading

Community Association Collections: A Tough Battle

shutterstock_108953882Taking action against homeowners who are behind on their community association dues can be an unpleasant task, but it is also one that is absolutely necessary for an HOA to do. Delinquent payments can easily eat away at vital funds in a community’s budget. And, they can damage the community as a whole if not enough funds are being collected to keep up with expenses. Continue reading