Annual Dues: $125*
*This fee was increased on September 28, 2020, by vote of the association members present at the 2020 PLEA Annual Meeting.
This fee covers snow plowing, entrance maintenance, lighting, management, and general maintenance of common areas.
Annual Mandatory Dues must be paid July 1 (subject to change by vote of the Association), or a $25 late fee will be assessed.
Liens will be filed against the property when balance due is not paid by October 1.
Property Owners are responsible for all collection costs.
Make Checks Payable and Send to:
Pine Lake Estates Association
P.O. Box 250311
West Bloomfield, MI 48325-0311
Mandatory Dues Amendment to Pine Lake Estate Restrictions
This Amendment to Declaration of Restrictions is made this 3rd day of May 1995 by the Pine Lake Estates Association, a non-profit corporation on behalf of a majority of the owners of Pine Lake Estates Subdivisions Lots 1 through 280 (“Property Owners”).
A. Covenants for Maintenance and Capital Charges
Every Property Owner is deemed to covenant and agree to pay the Pine Lake Estates Association (“Association”) annual dues and assessments to meet Subdivision expenses. This provision shall be applicable to: (a) all persons currently owning property in Pine Lake Estates as of the date of this amendment; and (b) all persons accepting a conveyance of a lot or dwelling or entering into a land contract for the purchase of a lot or dwelling whether or not such fact shall be so expressed in such contract or conveyance.
Unpaid dues and assessments, together with interest and costs of collection, including reasonable attorney fees, shall be a charge on the lot and shall be a continuing lien upon the lot and dwelling against which they are made. In addition to being a lien on the property, the dues and assessment shall also constitute a personal obligation of the person who was the owner of the property at the time the dues and assessments became due and owing. The personal obligation for delinquent assessments shall not pass to the successors in title unless expressly assumed by them. The lien on the lot, however, remains even after a sale to a new property owner.
The Association shall, upon demand, and for a reasonable charge, furnish a letter signed by an officer of the Association setting forth whether the assessments on a specified lot have been paid. A properly executed letter of the Association as to the status of assessments on a lot is binding upon the Association as of the date of its issuance.
B. Purpose of Annual Dues and Assessments
The dues and assessments levied shall be used by the Association for the purpose of (a) promoting the recreation, health, welfare and safety of the residents living in Pine Lake Estates Subdivision, (b) improving and maintaining the subdivision common areas, (c) providing services and facilities for the benefit of such residents, including but not limited to snow removal (d) maintaining, beautifying and improving the streets, rights-of-ways, and entranceways within the subdivision, including but not limited to mail boxes, lighting of entranceways and public streets, planting and maintenance of trees, shrubs, grass and flowers, and (e) payment of any taxes and insurance premiums relating to the subdivision, its common areas and improvements thereon. The Association shall use such dues for the repair, replacement and additions to any facilities located on the common areas, as well as for the cost of labor, equipment, materials, management and the supervision of same.
C. Collection of Dues & Assessments/ Enforcement
The Association shall establish the amount of dues and assessments and a procedure for the collection of same. Written notice of the annual assessment shall be sent to every Property Owner at least thirty (30) days in advance of each annual assessment period. The due dates shall be established by the Board of Directors of the Association.
Any dues or assessments not paid within ninety (90) days after the due date shall bear interest from the due date at the rate of seven (7) percent compounded annually. The Association may bring an action at law against the Property Owner personally obligated to pay the dues and assessments, or foreclose the lien against the lot. No Property Owner may waive or otherwise escape liability for the dues and assessments by non-use of the common areas or abandonment of his/her lot. Failure of the Association to enforce any covenant or restriction shall in no event be deemed a waiver of the right to do so thereafter.
D. Subordination of Liens to Mortgages
Any lien for dues and assessments shall be subordinate to the lien of any first mortgage. Sale or transfer of a lot or residence shall not affect the lien. However, the sale or transfer of any lot or residence subject to assessment pursuant to a mortgage foreclosure shall extinguish any lien for dues or assessments but not the obligation for payment of such dues and assessments, which became due prior to the sale or transfer. No sale or transfer pursuant to foreclosure judgment shall relieve any property from any dues and assessments thereafter levied or from the lien accruing from such dues and assessments.