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Nevada Fed. Court Denies Class Cert. on ‘Ascertainability’ Grds., Fannie/Freddie Liens Not Extinguished by HOA Foreclosure

The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada recently confirmed that a homeowner association’s foreclosure of its superpriority lien cannot extinguish a property interest of Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac while those entities are under the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) conservatorship. In so ruling, the Court also denied class certification, holding that the issue of whether Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac held an interest in the property at issue at the time of a homeowner association foreclosure sale presents an impermissible individualized factual inquiry that would require “mini-trials” as to each affected property. A copy of the opinion…

Nevada Supreme Court Holds HOA Superpriority Lien Does Not Include Atty Fees, Collection Costs

The Supreme Court of Nevada recently held that a superpriority lien for common expense assessments pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 116.3116(2) does not include collection fees and foreclosure costs incurred by a homeowners’ association. In so ruling, the Court also held that an HOA’s covenants, conditions, and restrictions (“CC&Rs”) that purport to create a superpriority lien covering a different period of time than allowed by NRS 116.3116(2) is superseded and negated by the statute. A copy of the opinion in Horizons at Seven Hills Homeowners Association v. Ikon Holdings, LLC is available at:  Link to Opinion. The HOA recorded its…

Florida Court Rejects Mortgagee’s Attempt to Limit Liability for HOA Dues After Foreclosure

The Florida Second District Court of Appeal recently reversed a trial court’s order in a mortgage foreclosure action limiting the liability of a loan servicer who acquired title by foreclosure for past-due condominium assessments, holding that the trial court lacked subject matter jurisdiction because the specific issue of assessments was not litigated or adjudicated by the trial court. A copy of the opinion is available at:  Link to Opinion. The owner of a condominium unit failed to pay his mortgage loan, resulting in the loan servicer suing to foreclose the mortgage and obtaining title at the foreclosure sale as the…