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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

» Posted June 27, 2018Articles

When sending pre-lien letters to delinquent homeowners, it is important to ensure that the letters comply with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”). The FDCPA was created as a safeguard to assure that debt collectors fully disclose to debtors the details of the debts owed. Specifically, the FDCPA requires a debt collector to disclose to the debtor the amount of the debt owed, to whom the debt is owed, the right to dispute the debt within 30 days of receipt of the letter, and the right to obtain verification of the debt. If the debtor decides to dispute the debt and submits this request in writing to the debt collector within the 30-day period, the debt collector is required to stop the collection process until the debtor receives mailed verification of the debt owed.  

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Denise Iger provided testimony at a public hearing moderated and hosted by Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas

» Posted March 13, 2018News

Denise Iger provided testimony at a public hearing moderated and hosted by Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas on March 12, 2018. Ms. Iger testified about her experience regarding recovery homes in homeowners associations, including abuses and the increasing problems she has seen with poorly run recover homes over the last 22 years of her career.  Other invited speakers included mayors and the Costa Mesa Chief of Police. Mr. Rackauckas was moved by the testimony he heard and committed to establishing a task form to investigate stronger regulation and enforcement.

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2017-2018 Iger Wankel & Bonkowski Legislative Update Video

» Posted January 4, 2018News

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SB 407 - Right of Assembly

» Posted December 7, 2017News

New Civil Code section 4515 requires that no governing document, including the operating rules, may prohibit a member or a resident from engaging in certain activities, including peacefully assembling or meeting during reasonable hours and in a reasonable manner for purposes relating to common interest development living, association elections, legislation, election to public office, or the initiative, referendum, or recall processes (“proper purposes”).

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A Public Service Announcement from Iger Wankel & Bonkowski, LLP

» Posted October 18, 2017News

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