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  • Submitted: Mon, September 25, 2006
  • Updated: Mon, June 08, 2009

  • Reported By:Tucson Arizona
Las Colinas Condos
1600 N. Wilmot Tucson, Arizona U.S.A.

Las Colinas Condos HARASSMENT & ALLEGED ERRONEOUS CHARGES Tucson Arizona

*Author of original report: Homeowner SCAMED out of $3600.00. & alleged Abuses

*Author of original report: GIGANTIC HOLES-MURKY WATERS

*Author of original report: Response To Consumer Comment #1

*Consumer Comment: Things have changed

*Consumer Comment: Things have changed

*Consumer Comment: Things have changed

*Consumer Comment: Things have changed

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The management sent me a letter stating that a lien had been recorded against me. Checked with the Recorder's office. Never happened. Since I was viewed as a previous competitor, I'm not very well received by management. By the way at the risk of sounding antagonistic, the CC&Rs, unless amended without my knowledge, dictates management and contract services will be for no more than three years. As can be evidenced, Management has exceeded three years et cetera, et cetera!

As can be evidenced, a maintenance person contacted me via phone on Friday, September 15, 2006 regarding a damaged steele pole that was damaged on Labor Day, and elaborates on how the damage came about; how it could be paid for...since my son took responsibility for the pole, he reiterates, and probably has insurance...

I assured him that my son is an honest person and if he took responsibility for it, I was sure he would take care of it, but since the 15th was my first time for being apprised of this, I felt the need too discuss it with my son first for various reasons and had no reason to believe that my son would use his insurance.

When I asked him about the costs, this maintenance person suggested a quote of $3500.00 from one company; he, however rather than a bonded, licensed person, could do the job for at first ...the spin goes on, but quoted $750.00 upfront, $350.00 for the steele pole, labor costs...$25.00 an hour x three men and for six hours; the spinning goes forward...
then "ring around the rosie" ...for $1200 total costs just for a single pole to be concreted in the ground, but must have $250.00 upfront for welding at the top of the pole, asphalt around the bottom ... his spin continues(I'm a woman; much can be said) now I have his permission as per his specs too shop around for prices on the pole; so ooo, I purchased the pole, again as per his specs, with a relative along side me, hand delivered the pole too the Association's establishment and handed it to him. He expressed eagerness and urgency now for
getting the job done..."must have $250.00 upfront next day, Saturday.

So on Saturday after having rested somewhat, still disturbed by what had transpired, I called a bonded and licensed contractor who quoted $70.00 for welding subsequently apprising the maintenance man via phone message of my good news!

It wasn't until Sunday the 17th however when I received his returned message. I perceived his voice with anger and venom; the message goes something like what follows: ..."if you're going to play games, you do the work" "but it better pass my inspections" et cetera. Then on Sunday a.m. following his message, without warning he appeared at my door and practically threw the pole at me... thus on his way out, as he continued talking, yelled back at me, "You will be hearing from my attorney." I was so upset and appalled by this behavior, I phoned the police and anticipate the receipt of a report...The installation of the pole could be a civil matter, but harassment from what I've been told is not and in fact, I believe can violate federal statutes(verifying- help is appreciated); and inflated, misleading prices, I've also been told has some alleged criminal intent.

One can only suspect how the folks in the hurricane states must be feeling by previous shams, et cetera.
My thoughts and prayers go with them as well as with our brave military, families and others.

(The Association Attorney...We pay with our dues and to the best of my knowledge, the maintenance man also gets paid a salary from the owner's dues...) Is there something wrong with this picture? Now I'm thinking this man may retaliate...it has been suggested that a petition...injunction for harassment be filed. What do you think? I welcome all input!

Other homeowner's have recently stated that the maintenance man charges them $50.00 an hour for various work too. Another homeowner's claim is that he was charged $5,000 by the Association for cleanup flooding in his condo that was most likely cause by the adjacent unit...a unit that had previously been flooded; not once, but three times that I can attest too is owned by a management company excluding our Association's management, but the our Association paid for that costs; at least once. ...as evidence speaks, need I go further?

Will continue later; pardon me, but I need to regurgitate.

Yes, by the way, I received a rather not so friendly letter on Wednesday, September 20, typed letter dated Saturday, the 16th; postmarked the 18th! And, yes I obediently responded via fax no later than the demand date...5:00, Thursday, September 21, 2006.

The licensed bonded contractor charged $248.00 total and some change for the complete job...less than three hours of work with one assistant. Since I've also been advised now that the Board of Directors must inspect and the pole must pass their inspection, I'm wondering about their qualifications for this inspection?
Well, "whatever will be" time can only tell. I really appreciate this Ripoff Report Website!

Again, if your time permits, please advise.

L
Tucson, Arizona
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/25/2006 12:01 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Las-Colinas-Condos/Tucson-Arizona-85712/Las-Colinas-Condos-HARASSMENT-ALLEGED-ERRONEOUS-CHARGES-Tucson-Arizona-212576. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Author of original report

Homeowner SCAMED out of $3600.00. & alleged Abuses

AUTHOR: L - ()

Alleged Refusal of disclosure of documents in spite of the Arizona "OPEN RECORDS" requests.

Creating new DEED RESTRICTIONS without a vote from the owner AND Denial of Right to Vote is an extremely dangerous power that enables entrenched boards to remain in power. 

Creating rules to retain pressure power and office and a frequent tactic among others is for the board to send violation letters to their opponents and or secure restraining orders against owners running for the office usually just before the upcoming election thus disqualifying any potential board member running for the office.

Superficial repairs and beautiful esthetically pleasing trees ruined by severe over-trimming coudl be driving down investments. Fraud is not aways obvious to the Homeowner.

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#2 Author of original report

GIGANTIC HOLES-MURKY WATERS

AUTHOR: L - ()

When there is a board member who has been on the board since on or about 2004 - 2013, and who also becomes the property manager, and who also has been known to collect the election ballots certainly leads to change! But what kind of change?  Additionally, we believe the author to this Complaint if an employee of the Association.

Alleged conspiracies:  Damage to my car, breaking and entering, legal Complalint against Association and other important documents stolen.

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#3 Author of original report

Response To Consumer Comment #1

AUTHOR: L - ()

As a retired professenional, the former complaint has validity and the consummer's biased rebuttal may have some merit, but also has many holes; so many, a truck could be driven through any one of them!
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#4 Consumer Comment

Things have changed

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

This report is old news and has not been updated. Las Colinas has hired a new management company and has cleaned up all the rifraf that was living here. This is a pleasent place to live. Once in a while we get someone that wants to do something that is against the rules here and they start to cry like a baby and start complaining about everything. We have rules here and every owner is given a set of these rules and a few choose to ignore them and do what they want because they feal they own thier unit and can do what ever. This community is not like living in a single house, you have 6 units per pod and a few with more. Basicly you are living in an apartment complex and you have to consider your neighbor. To see what we are doing goto http://www.lascolinascondos.org
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#5 Consumer Comment

Things have changed

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

This report is old news and has not been updated. Las Colinas has hired a new management company and has cleaned up all the rifraf that was living here. This is a pleasent place to live. Once in a while we get someone that wants to do something that is against the rules here and they start to cry like a baby and start complaining about everything. We have rules here and every owner is given a set of these rules and a few choose to ignore them and do what they want because they feal they own thier unit and can do what ever. This community is not like living in a single house, you have 6 units per pod and a few with more. Basicly you are living in an apartment complex and you have to consider your neighbor. To see what we are doing goto http://www.lascolinascondos.org
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#6 Consumer Comment

Things have changed

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

This report is old news and has not been updated. Las Colinas has hired a new management company and has cleaned up all the rifraf that was living here. This is a pleasent place to live. Once in a while we get someone that wants to do something that is against the rules here and they start to cry like a baby and start complaining about everything. We have rules here and every owner is given a set of these rules and a few choose to ignore them and do what they want because they feal they own thier unit and can do what ever. This community is not like living in a single house, you have 6 units per pod and a few with more. Basicly you are living in an apartment complex and you have to consider your neighbor. To see what we are doing goto http://www.lascolinascondos.org
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#7 Consumer Comment

Things have changed

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

This report is old news and has not been updated. Las Colinas has hired a new management company and has cleaned up all the rifraf that was living here. This is a pleasent place to live. Once in a while we get someone that wants to do something that is against the rules here and they start to cry like a baby and start complaining about everything. We have rules here and every owner is given a set of these rules and a few choose to ignore them and do what they want because they feal they own thier unit and can do what ever. This community is not like living in a single house, you have 6 units per pod and a few with more. Basicly you are living in an apartment complex and you have to consider your neighbor. To see what we are doing goto http://www.lascolinascondos.org
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