Complaint Review: Community Management Association and Law Offices Of Lee Mason - Fayetteville Georgia
Community Management Association and Law Offices Of Lee Mason Lee Mason Attorney Lee Mason CAM Community Management Association Lee Mason, Law Offices of Lee Mason LLC and Community Association Management, LLC, Violates of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act ("FDCPA) and the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act (GFBPA). Fayetteville Georgia
Lee Mason, Law Offices of Lee Mason LLC and Community Association Management, LLC, Violates of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA) and the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act (GFBPA).
Atlanta, GA - Lee Mason, Law Offices of Lee Mason LLC and Community Association Management of Fayetteville, GA was sued in the United States District Court For The Northern District of Georgia Atlanta division for Violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA) and the Georgia Fair Business Practices.
The Law Offices of Lee Mason, LLC and the Community Association Management company are both owned by Lee Mason. Some would say this is a conflict of interest if a Home Owners Association hires both Law Offices of Lee Mason which serves in the capacity as a Debt Collector and Community Association Management Company handles all communications with the HOA Members. Under these conditions, it is hard press for a HOA Member to get fair dealings as Lee Mason serves as the judge and the executioner against a HOA member with a valid complaint.
According to court documents, Lee Mason, The Law Offices of Lee Mason, LLC and the Community Association Management were sued by an HOA Member of The Club at Ivey Estates, INC, for Violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA) and the Georgia Fair Business Practices for a debt that was already paid by the HOA Member. Lee Mason settled this case and the damages he had to pay is not made public.
Court documents proved that the HOA Member paid her fees and Lee Mason acknowledge the receipt of the funds. HOA Member asked Lee Mason office to release the lien from her but the Lee Mason office attempted to bully the HOA Member by telling her, “Ms. Reid said “ma’am, unless you’re calling to talk about signing that mutual dismissal, umm, I’m there’s nothing else for me to tell you.” Court documents can be read here:
If you live in a HOA you need to understand your rights when it comes to collecting a debt. You have laws that will allow you to sue firms like Lee Mason and his management companies. The fairly recent case of Agrelov v. Affinity Management Services, LLC, Case No. 15-14136, (11th Cir., November 9, 2016), is instructive for associations and their managers with respect to debt collections, and the trouble that associations and managers can get themselves into when trying to collect on outstanding assessments. This case is a good reminder for associations and their management that the collections of assessments and fines are governed not just by the Homeowners’ Association Act and the Condominium Act, but other laws as well, including the Consumer Collection Practices Act. As a result, associations and their management must take careful steps not to run afoul of the law when trying to collect assessments.
So before you hire a company similar to the services like the Office of Lee Mason and Community Association Management company, you need to do your research and understand the pros and cons of having the same entity manage your Association and Collect Debts on your behalf. You may want to choose two separate companies to execute the duties you are needing.
We are here to post facts based on legal documentation. Hire this company with understanding of what you are getting into.
If you need to hire a lawyer to protect your legal rights against HOA Management companies; google Consumer Protection Attorney Near Me.
If you have more than one HOA member to file suit, the collective could possibly bring a class action lawsuit against the debt collector and HOA Management company.
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