CCFJ.NET: Riverview couple may get reprieve from foreclosure over $150 association fee
Article Courtesy of The Tampa Bay Times
By D’Ann Lawrence White
Published April 1, 2017
RIVERVIEW — A Riverview family on the brink of losing their home for failing to pay a $150 homeowners association fee has been offered an 11th hour chance at mediation following news coverage of their plight.
Tampa property rights attorney Ryan Torrens, who represents Tina and Luis Lopez, said the law firm for the Rivercrest Master Homeowners Association approached him about mediating the dispute over the Lopez family’s 2009 homeowners association fee.
The change-of-heart comes as state lawmakers are considering a measure that addresses many of the issues arising from the Lopez family’s case, including a requirement that homeowners’ associations provide more notice when members fall behind on fees.