Friday, May 21, 2010

South AfricaNews - 'They are a mafia' (Page 1 of 2)

News - Crime & Courts: 'They are a mafia' (Page 1 of 2)
It is a comfortable complex with a mix of upmarket and middle-class homes, some with views of the sea - but run by a homeowners' association from hell, say some residents.

So heated has the low-level war between residents and The Capricorn Beach Homeowners' Association (HOA) become that the association has reportedly racked up a R191 000 bill in legal battles against homeowners.

Those R thingies are Rands. That's the currency in South Africa. According to my friendly neighborhood internet converter, R191,000 amounts to $24,227. So it seems that HOA lawyers are expensive the world around.

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