April 4, 2017

Association Collects $17,000 in past due assessments

The Beverly Oaks Homeowners' Association hired Dealey Zimmermann & Blend, PC. in 2015 to compassionately collect unpaid assessments from owners with past due accounts. By working with owners on affordable payment plans, Julie Blend has collected over $17,000 in back assessments. Homeowner's have said she has been both fair and compassionate.

The community currently has two delinquent homeowners more than a year overdue and not communicating with the Association. The Association has filed property liens on both properties and is seeking further legal action.

While no one wants to collect money from their neighbor, it's important that we all work together and not have some owners paying more to cover shortfalls from uncollected dues. It's also important the dues be collected within the statute of limitations.

Blend graduated from Baylor University School of Law, cum laude, where she was Assistant Managing Editor of the Baylor Law Review and a member of the Order of Barristers. Ms. Blend has practiced commercial litigation at large law firms, primarily at Strasburger & Price, LLP. At Strasburger, she was a partner in the Business Litigation Section for eight years, practicing commercial real estate litigation. Her practice includes community association law and commercial litigation with a concentration in the real estate industry. Over the course of her career, Julie has tried lawsuits to jury verdict in state and federal court, briefed and argued in appellate courts, and handled commercial litigation in multiple states.