Homeowners Association Suing To Foreclose Ex-Athlete’s Home
Ex-NFL star Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson said he’s struggling to keep up on his bills and cannot afford the $2,600 owed to his homeowners association over his Miami home.
Johnson filed a letter to the court Sept. 9 in response to the foreclosure lawsuit from the Coconut Cay Homeowner’s Association, but he says he plans to pay the debt off next month in hopes he can save the pad from being foreclosed.
Coconut Cay Homeowners Association sued Johnson last month, and wants to foreclose on his Miami home because he stopped paying the association fees.
The former NFL star purchased the 3,410 sq. ft. six-bedroom, four-bathroom home for $265,000 back in 2012.
The association explained Johnson purchased the home knowing he had to pay the monthly and quarterly association fees and other costs. Despite numerous invoices and demands for payment, they accuse him of failing to pay his assessments from September 1st, 2015 until now.
The association slapped him with a lien back in June. The lien states he owes a grand total of $2,643.20 in fees, interest and attorney fees. Now, they have filed suit demanding that Johnson be ordered to pay the $2,643 in unpaid fees and if he doesn’t do it quick they want his home taken from him ASAP.
Then on September 9th, Chad filed a letter to the court in the case explaining he is struggling financially but has every plan to pay the association the money owed.
He said, ”I apologize for the delinquency in paying the monthly HOA fees on the property. I am currently dealing with financial hardships that made it very difficult to pay in the past few months.”
Chad continued, “I expect that I should be able to (pay) the current amount of $2,242.36 no later than October 1st. He then asked who he should make the check payable to and where to send it.
Neither the association nor the judge have responded to Chad’s letter in the case.
Chad is currently selling his other Florida home in Davie, Florida for $2 million dollars. He narrowly avoided having that property foreclosed on, when he settled debt with the homeowners association at the last minute. The scheduled auction was cancelled only days before it was set to go live.
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