Notice of Lien from Condo Management company
Was looking for advice.. I got a notice of Lien from the Condo management company, and I'll try to put the timeline as best as I can.. I was wondering if people who are familiar with this topic can give me any advice or my best course of action.
January 8, 2020 Bought a new townhome with condo Management property (Closing Date)
Paid 1 month of Management fees (got a bill in the mail so I assumed they would send a bill every month) -- The bank statement states March 2nd, 2020
Fast forward to April 29th, got a Notice of Lien that was dated April 10th saying I had 10 days to respond in my mailbox for failing to pay the Management fees for 3 months (they had a right to do it after 90 days or something) -- but because of the COVID 19 situation, I guess the postal service was severely delayed and I just received the notice 2 weeks after, giving me no chance to respond and I have been checking my mailbox regularly during this time
Total is 470$ ($90 x3 months) + 200$ legal fees paperwork
I e-mailed/called them ASAP when I got the notice , they said that they gave me a SECOND notice of Lien (which was dated April 27th) or something and now the total is almost $1600...
A few questions is I did some reading and they can only put a notice of Lien on if I didn't pay for 90 days (which I have a bank statement showing that I had paid condo fees that went through on March 2nd, 2020) which cuts that period of time - shouldn't the notice of Lien be invalid then?
Anyways, I'm looking for just some general advice as I have no idea what I should do next, and I have no intent on paying $1600 for this because the mail was severely delayed and I was given no time to respond -- I offered to pay the $470 and those bloodsuckers demanded I pay the full $1600 amount. I have no power and the notice of lien has already been placed..
I've obviously started payments for condo fees in May, 20 - as they MAILED ME A BILL AND NOTICE THAT I HAVE TO PAY THOSE FEES.
What should I do? Sorry if this doesn't make sense, I'm just very frustrated by this whole situation
Thanks in advance