Hawaii US District Court rules that nonjudicial condo association foreclosures were unlawful

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Is the tide turning against nonjudicial foreclosure of HOA or condominium association liens? Real estate investors and condominium associations throughout Hawaii are reeling after U.S. District Court Judge Leslie Kobayashi published a decision that nonjudicial foreclosure of condominium assessment liens were illegal under state law. During the recent mortgage crisis and economic slump, some attorneys for condo associations interpreted the Aloha State’s law to allow a streamlined process for foreclosing Continue ReadingHawaii US District Court rules that nonjudicial condo association foreclosures were unlawful

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Fighting HOA, Condo foreclosure injustice in Hawaii

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Association Governed Housing stakeholders in Hawaii might be forced to compensate at least 160 former condominium owners for wrongful foreclosures conducted in the state over a 6-year period. According to an article published in Civil Beat, a team of attorneys in Hawaii and San Diego have filed a consumer protection class action lawsuit against two Condo Association law firms and 72 condominium associations. The complaint claims that condominium associations Continue ReadingFighting HOA, Condo foreclosure injustice in Hawaii