The Club at Brickell Bay Association Not Paying Its Bills?
Primecast is a cable TV and Internet service company that provides these services to all residents of The Club at Brickell Bay as a part of their association fees. The following letter was delivered last week to all residents living at The Club at Brickell Bay:
IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ
October 31, 2007
Dear Unit Owner,
We appreciate your patronage and want to extend our thanks for being a customer. As you may know, Primecast and The Club at Brickell Bay Master Association have an agreement in which Primecast is to deliver video and Internet service at a discounted price to all members of the Association. Unfortunately, the Association has not performed according to the terms of that agreement, including payment for these services, despite repeated notices from Primecast. As a result, the basic video and Internet services currently being provided to all units under the agreement with the Association will be suspended, effective Tuesday, November 6, 2007.
We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact your Property Manager with any questions regarding this suspension or call 1-866-xxx-xxxx begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-866-xxx-xxxx end_of_the_skype_highlighting to speak with a Primecast customer support staff member.
Primecast Collections Department
Three words came to mind after I read the letter: “That would suck!”. This not only affects condo owners but also tenants who signed leases under the pretense that they would receive basic cable TV and high-speed Internet services as a part of their monthly rent. You can be certain that rental prices on future leases will readjust themselves downwards within the next couple of months.
It is no secret that The Club at Brickell Bay has a very high number of condos that have gone into foreclosure and are now bank-owned. There are also a significant number of condos that are in preforeclosure that will probably share a similar fate in the months to come. The Association is likely having difficulty meeting its monthly expenditures as a result of the lost revenue from these foreclosed units. How severe is the problem? Is a special assessment or an increase in monthly maintenance fees right around the corner at The Club at Brickell Bay?