Prior to turning a file over to our firm for collection of delinquent assessments, associations must provide the owner proper notice pursuant to A.R.S. 33-1807(K)/A.R.S. 33-1256(K). Pursuant to the statute, associations must send notice to the owner, via certified mail return receipt requested, to the owner’s mailing address on record. The notice must contain specific language (see below) and the text of the language must be boldfaced or all CAPITAL LETTERS. The association must send this notice to the owner 30 days prior to turning the file over to our law firm. Additionally, the notice must provide contact information for a person at the association that the owner may contact regarding payment.

Your account is delinquent.  If you do not bring your account current or make arrangements that are approved by the association to bring your account current within thirty days after the date of this notice, your account will be turned over for further collection proceedings. Such collection proceedings could include bringing a foreclosure action against your property.

A.R.S. 33-1807(K)/A.R.S. 33-1256(K)