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I purchased a home last year the HOA fees were not paid now I'm been sued for the delinquent fees accrued by the previous owner, I can't believe the lender or title company didn't catch this. My question is who is responsible for the delinquent fees?

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Marlene,
The sellers title company is responsible for ensuring the subdivision fees are paid so that they can provide free and clear title at close. Call the title company that you closed with and let them know the problem, they should get it taken care of for you.
Good Luck!
Sharon Colona
P.S. I am not sure where you are located but my answer would be for Missouri title companies, different states might have different rules that I would not be familiar with.

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Sharon Colona

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I am knowledgable in purchases, sales, foreclosures and short sales in the St. Louis County & City, Jefferson County, St. Charles County area. I am familiar will all of Missouri Association of Realtor guidelines.

Experience

I have been a broker Owner for St. Louis Realty for the past 8 years. We have sold over 5700 homes and although we have a small staff we have been ranked in the top 20 largest Real Estate Companies in St. Louis for the past 3 years. All of our agents are full time and provide the attention and dedication that a home sale deserves. Please see our website at www.stlouisrealty.net to find a home or sell one!

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St. Louis Association of Realtors Missouri Association of Realtors St. Charles Assocition of Realtors National Assocation of Realtors

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Broker Agent in 2002, 2004. St. Louis Magazine

Education/Credentials
2006 Served on Board of Ethics and Professional Standards for St. Louis Association of Realtors. 2008 Served on Contracts and Forms Board for St. Louis Association of Realtors.

Awards and Honors
Ranked #1 in Total Sales Volume in 2004 by the St. Louis Association of Realtors. 3 Time winner of "Best in Client Satisfaction Award" for St. Louis Magazine.

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St. Louis Realty has clients that range from condo purchases/sales starting at $100,000 to multi million dollar properties. We also work with commericial property sales/purchases.

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