The New Year is upon us and it is time for us to start anew. There is so much to think about and to do, especially when living at Sun City Shadow Hills. I want to first remind our residents that the monthly assessment increases by $4 per unit to $259 effective January 1, 2018, as discussed at the Board Meeting on October 30, 2017. Please make sure you are paying the correct monthly assessment; it is due and payable on the first of each month and becomes delinquent if not received by the 15th. Remember that, just like your mortgage payment, it is the member’s responsibility to ensure your assessment is paid.
There are several ways to pay your assessments:
- If you are paying using Associa-DRM Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) (no cost), no action is required on your part to have the correct amount taken. This is because the amount deducted is automatically adjusted based on Sun City Shadow Hills’ current monthly assessment.
- However, if you make your payments through your bank account (banks fees may apply)— via your bank’s online banking service each month or set up via your bank for recurring monthly payments — you are responsible for instructing your bank to change your monthly assessment payment.
- For payment by credit or debit cards, Single Time Pay or Recurring, please note that PayLease, a third-party facilitator, is available to provide your requested banking services. Their convenience fees are not applied to any Association funds, and Associa-DRM representatives cannot set up or cancel their services on your behalf. You pay your assessments from your own bank account via your bank’s online banking service each month or set up via your bank for recurring monthly payments. Again, since the assessment has changed, you are responsible for instructing your bank to change your payment.
- Of course, you can send your monthly assessment payments by mail (cost of standard first-class postage). Assessment checks are applied to your account when received at the P.O. Box, not by the postmark; so please mail checks in a timely manner
Additional information on these options is available at the HOA office or on the SCSHCA website at www.scshca.com/assessment. Although assessment statements are not sent to members via USPS, members may sign up for electronic billing statements or view their statement online. Log in at https://pcm.opt-e-mail.com/signup to get started. You will need your last assessment statement to provide account information, etc.
I hope this was helpful. Also, please feel free to contact the HOA office staff at 760-345-4349, email@example.com, or by calling DRM at 760-346-1161, option 1, for additional information.
New is the year, new are the hopes, new is the resolution, new are the spirits, and new are our warm wishes for you and family. Have a promising and fulfilling New Year 2018.