‘It's Not Fair': Hialeah Condo Owners Upset Over Assessment Fee

‘It’s Not Fair’: Hialeah Condo Owners Upset Over Assessment Fee© Provided by NBC Miami

The condo association’s secretary, Juan Gomez, says the roofs of the three buildings are in desperate need of repairs.

“It’s an emergency situation. It’s a situation, really bad that we have here. And we cannot wait any longer,” Gomez said.

Residents shared a letter they received from the condo association that said it would cost about $675,000 to make roof repairs. It also said the association would begin collecting assessments on Jan. 31 in the amount of $4,687.50, and that the owners could make payments over a four-month period.

Condo owners told NBC 6 they feel blindsided by the costs, and fear what the future may hold for owners who are elderly and on a limited income.

“I only make a thousand per month,” said one condo owner in Spanish, fearing how he would be able to come up with the money.”