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 On The Commons 
 
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 Shu Bartholomew  
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On The Commons with me this week is Richard Torpy. Richard, a Florida attorney, represents common ownership developments as well as individual homeowners who find themselves at odds with their associations.
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On The Commons is a weekly radio show dedicated to discussing the many issues surrounding mandatory homeowner associations, the fastest growing form of residential housing in the nation.

We are led to believe that without the power to enforce deed restrictions and aggressively collect monies allegedly due, homeowner associations would fail financially. This notion implies that without the threat of being sued, or worse, being foreclosed on, homeowners would never pay their assessments. While it is true associations rely on assessments to provide for the services and amenities they are contractually obligated to provide, should they also be empowered to collect other alleged debts through fear, harassment and intimidation? Or should there be limits placed on how and when associations can bring out the big guns when they go after their fellow members?

On The Commons with me this week is Richard Torpy. Richard, a Florida attorney, represents common ownership developments as well as individual homeowners who find themselves at odds with their associations. Because of this, he is able to recognize and understand the issues from both sides. Join us On The Commons this Saturday, December 6, 2003. We'll talk about whether there is a real need for the powers associations currently enjoy, the impact this has on individuals, how the Florida Homestead protections fit in and whether there is a need for some reform in this area.

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