Residents outraged by car booting over HOA fees

by: Amy Napier Viteri Updated:

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -  Neighbors in a DeKalb County condominium complex were upset after they say management arranged for their cars to be booted over outstanding homeowner's association fees. 

"I can't even sleep at night, I get up and come look over the banister to see if I got more boots," a resident who didn't want to be identified told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri.

She said she got a flat tire after her car got booted at the Ridge Creek condos in Clarkston. Several people said the same thing happened to them. 
 
Heritage Property Management, which maintains the complex, sent a letter to residents telling them anyone with outstanding HOA dues would be bootedu June 18. 

The neighbor told Viteri her boyfriend owns the unit and showed emails saying the HOA Board approved a payment plan for his dues. 

"He pays his dues every month. It's an automatic draft out of his account," she said. 

Kayla Holland found two boots on her car. She told Viteri she's only renting at the complex and reached out to an HOA board member because she technically doesn't owe dues. 

"She let me know that, unfortunately, I'm just stuck in the middle," Holland said. 

She took the tires, boot and all, off her car and replaced them. 
 
"I will not pay to have these boots removed but they're welcome to come and pick up their property,” Holland said.

A representative from Heritage Property Management told Viteri the HOA Board provided them with a list of people who owe fees and were to be booted. The vice president of property management said any resident who feels their car was booted in error can contact her directly.



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