Seller said no assessments and within 6 mo I had an 8700.00 roofing assessment. I tried calling the Management company but she never returned my call . Do I have a legal recourse to go after them? My realtor is no help and would not help in looking at the HOA data. Patty
The seller disclosed that there were no current Special Assessments on the property, and you seem to suggest that was a true and accurate statement at that point.
A Special Assessment was levied some 6 months later.
It is possible that a Special Assessment was being considered at the time of your sale. But a contemplation does not make the seller's original statement untrue. After all, an HOA may always have a Special Assessment as an option to meet financial obligations.
So what exactly are you objecting to? Did you expect a guarantee that there never be any Special Assessments on your property ever? How could a seller possibly know or guarantee that?
If the Seller's disclosure was accurate, that there were no Assessments at that time, then you're out of luck.
If you want recourse, you'd likely have to prove that the Assessment was not just being considered, but was actually approved, was imminent, and that the Seller knew about it 6 months before it went into effect. That is highly unlikely.