Wednesday, February 19, 2014

3d DCA Watch -- Condos and Confessions of Error!

 
Does anyone remember Condominium, a late period novel about corruption and coitus from the great John D. MacDonald, all set in Florida's Sunbelt?

"Home is the `Busted Flush,' 52-foot barge-type houseboat, Slip F-18, Bahia Mar, Lauderdale."

Sorry, I digress.

Anyway, this reminds me of the opening line from that overlooked gem:
In 1998, Keane purchased a Miami Beach condominium unit for $50,000.00. Shortly after purchasing the unit, Keane paid the Association an additional $5,000.00 for an extra parking space.
 And that's when all the trouble began. 

In other news, Citibank confesses!

Finally.

10 comments:

  1. Wait, SFL, please explain - they gave him a license that runs with the condo, then revoked it? How can that be? Does he get his money back? Seriously, how can this be?

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  2. Turns out it was only a "license" -- who knew?

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  3. What does that mean? If I get a license for a space that says it runs with the condo...they can just pull it whenever and keep the money?

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  4. Thank god(your pick) I'm a homeowner. Condo boards are infested with depraved Nazis.

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  5. She has an ass that makes me want to crush workers and destroy unions.

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  6. I understand the decision but did the owner of 4A get his money back from the parking spot? If the license can be revoked then the cost of the license should be refundable barring him violating some tenet (get it) of the hoa agreement.

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  7. Don't expect him to get his money back. Do you get your money back when you leave a ticketed event?

    Same deal in both cases. You get a license for some indeterminate amount of time to be on someone else's property.

    No comment as to the wisdom of taking a license which was not perpetual, paid-up, and irrevocable.

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    Mitchie
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