Homeowners in legal war allege retaliation by condo board

Posted by Deborah Goonan

Another day, another report of conflict and power struggle in a condo association. This one is located in Margate, FL. The building and grounds at Applegreen Condo are clearly showing their age, and are in serious need of repair. Owners want to know where their $214 per month dues are going? But, as usual, when owners start to get vocal, someone wants them to shut up.

Homeowners in legal war allege retaliation by condo board
They say lawsuits, harassment, car towings follow their complaints
Author: Bob Norman, Reporter, bnorman@Local10.com
Published On: Aug 20 2015 11:15:00 PM EDT Updated On: Aug 20 2015 11:20:00 PM EDT

The Applegreen condos in Margate are a lot like other complexes, seemingly rundown with crumbling door frames, holes in the walls, cracks in the ceilings, lousy laundry machines and a lot of residents wondering what they are getting in return for their monthly maintenance fees.

“I call management, he never have a solution, never,” said owner Jorge Calvet, who pays $214 a month in fees at the modest condo. “No money … I don’t understand that.”

Calvet said that after he and another resident, Amparo Macias, began complaining about the board they still got no answers, but they did get lawsuits. The association’s attorneys at the law firm Tucker & Tighe sued both for allegedly having unauthorized tenants in their units.

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