Should our association waive legal fees for senior freeze recipients?
This is a business decision for your board. We will tell you what the law says and give you some of the pros and cons of waiving legal fees for senior freeze recipients.
The Condominium Property Act gives associations the right to file tax appeals for all unit owners and to charge them for the costs incurred as a common expense. The Condominium Act provides:
Some associations choose to bill their unit owners for their share of tax appeal costs.
Senior freeze recipients may object to paying tax appeal costs because their taxable property values were already frozen under the senior freeze program. Why bill senior freeze recipients?
These are some of the reasons why the Association might choose to waive legal fees for senior freeze recipients. We hope this helps your board to make an informed decision.