FLORIDA – Riverview homeowners say HOA taking homes
Article Courtesy of The Channel 10 News Tampa Bay
By Kendra Konlon
Published August 16, 2016
Neighbors say a local homeowners’ association is unfairly targeting homeowners. 10News WTSP uncovers more problems with a Bay area HOA.
“They’re just looking for ways to trip people up, so they can really steal their home,” says Rivercrest homeowner Joseph Matteucci.
Neighbors like Matteucci are reaching out to 10News saying the Rivercrest HOA’s fines and threats of foreclosure are out of control. The subdivision is located just east of U.S. 301 near Symmes Road in Riverview.
Last month, 10News told you about the Lopez family. They say a $150 unknowingly missed payment turned into more than $3,000. Now, they’re battling to keep their home.
The Lopez family says they’re not the only ones feeling bullied by the board.
“I asked you how do we resolve this? You said you can’t resolve this,” says Matteucci to the Rivercrest HOA.
Frustrations flared for Matteucci at a recent HOA meeting. “Let’s go back to the $1,000 you owe me,” Matteucci says. Read more: