Discharging Post-Petition Association Dues

By Mark C. Leffler, Boleman Law Firm, P.C., Richmond, Hampton, and Va. Beach, Virginia

High rates of foreclosures and even higher rates of abandoned homes in recent years have contributed to ever-increasing delinquency rates in homeowner and condominium community association dues. Homeowners who resort to bankruptcy to discharge their debts, especially those who surrender their homes through bankruptcy, are frequently dumbfounded when their community associations continue to pursue collection of post-bankruptcy dues. This situation is usually brought on because the mortgage company delays in foreclosing. Homeowner and condominium associations struggle to collect necessary dues and . . .

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