SIGNING LAUNDRY MAT CONTRACTS? BEWARE!
June 9, 2017
Let’s face it: Contracts are tricky – and even if you have five
copies of a signed contract, it still doesn’t mean that the
contract is fool-proof. That goes especially for laundry mat
I have seen over the years many lawsuits between associations
and companies providing the coin-operated laundry machines. Eric
already pointed out the many problems association boards run
into when trying to terminate such contracts. The board suddenly
finds out that the contract that was once considered simple, is
anything but simple.
These companies play with lots of tricks – and make termination
of these contract often very difficult – or even nearly
That’s why it is very important that boards run these contracts
by their attorneys before signing a contract that has many
hidden clauses that don’t favor the rights of the association.
I’m definitely not in favor of a board running to their attorney
for every little issue, but laundry mat contracts are known to
be tricky – so please spend some bucks on your attorney –
because otherwise it could cost you a bundle!
||Jan Bergemann is president of Cyber Citizens For Justice,
's largest state-wide property owners' advocacy group.
CCFJ works on legislation to help owners living in
associations. He moved to
in 1995 - hoping to retire. He moved into a HOA, where the
developer cheated the homeowners and used the association dues
for his own purposes. End of retirement!
CCFJ was born in the year 2000, when some owners met in
- finding out that power is only in numbers. Bergemann was a
member of Governor Jeb Bush's HOA Task force in 2003/2004.
The organization has two websites to inform interested
homeowners and condo owners:
News Website: http://www.ccfj.net/.
Educational Website: http://www.ccfjfoundation.net/.
We think that only owners can really represent owners, since all
service providers surely have a different interest! We are
trying to create owner-friendly laws, but the best laws are
useless without enforcement. And enforcement is totally lacking