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COLLECTION FEES & COSTS

Associations are allowed to charge late fees and interest as well as collection fees and costs related to delinquent assessments.

Management Fees. Although Civil Code §5600(b) prohibits associations from charging a fee in excess of their costs, this restriction applies to associations, not their managing agents. Management companies are allowed to profit from the collection of delinquent assessments. As a result, management companies may charge more than their actual costs when it comes to generating pre-lien letters, lien letters, etc. (Brown v. PCM) A similar ruling was made about escrow fees.

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