DEAR BENNY: We just bought a house in a community association and the title company handled all the fees and the settlement charges. We have been in the house for three months and we just got a $200 bill for an initiation fee for our association. The property manager told me that the title company should have called and asked about fees. Although we paid three months of fees in the settlement charges for the association, the title company never inquired about an initiation fee. The property manager said if they had called for all the fees they would have been told about this fee. I called the title company and they admitted they screwed up. But they said I would have had to pay for it anyway. I feel they should pay. Am I right? --Vito DEAR VITO: If you look carefully at all of th...
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