[§514B-146.5]  Association fiscal matters; supplemental nonjudicial foreclosure notices; restrictions on power of sale.  (a)  Any notice of default and intention to foreclose given by an association under section 667-92(a) shall, in addition to the requirements of that section, also include a statement that the unit owner may request mediation by delivering a written request for mediation to the association by certified mail, return receipt requested, or hand delivery within thirty days after service of a notice of default and intention to foreclose on the unit owner.

     If the association does not receive a request for mediation within the thirty-day period, the association may proceed with nonjudicial or power of sale foreclosure, subject to all applicable provisions of this chapter and chapter 667.  If the association receives a request for mediation, as set forth in this subsection, from a unit owner within thirty days after service of a notice of default and intention to foreclose upon the unit owner, the association shall agree to mediate and shall be prohibited from proceeding with nonjudicial or power of sale foreclosure until the association has participated in the mediation or the time period for completion of the mediation has elapsed.  The mediation shall be completed within sixty days of the date upon which the unit owner delivers a request for mediation upon the association; provided that if the mediation is not commenced or completed within sixty days or the parties are unable to resolve the dispute by mediation, the association may proceed with nonjudicial or power of sale foreclosure, subject to all applicable provisions of this chapter and chapter 667.

     (b)  In addition to the wording required by section 667‑92(b), any notice of default and intention to foreclose given by an association under section 667-92(a) shall also contain wording substantially similar to the following in all capital letters and printed in not less than fourteen-point font:

 

     "THIS NOTICE PERTAINS TO AMOUNTS DUE AND OWING TO THE ASSOCIATION FOR WHICH THE ASSOCIATION HAS A STATUTORY OR RECORDED LIEN.  THIS NOTICE DOES NOT PERTAIN TO OBLIGATIONS OWED BY YOU TO OTHER CREDITORS, INCLUDING ANY OUTSTANDING MORTGAGE DEBT.  YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR OTHER CREDITORS, INCLUDING YOUR MORTGAGEES, IF ANY, AS TO THE EFFECT THE FORECLOSURE OF THE ASSOCIATION'S LIEN WILL HAVE ON YOUR OTHER OUTSTANDING DEBTS."

 

     (c)  The association's power of sale provided in section 514B-146(a) may not be exercised against:

     (1)  Any lien that arises solely from fines, penalties, legal fees, or late fees, and the foreclosure of any such lien shall be filed in court pursuant to part IA of chapter 667;

     (2)  Any unit owned by a person who is on military deployment outside of the State of Hawaii as a result of active duty military status with any branch of the United States military.  The foreclosure of any such lien shall be filed in court pursuant to part IA of chapter 667, this subsection shall not apply if the lien of the association has been outstanding for a period of one year or longer; or

     (3)  Any unit while the nonjudicial or power of sale foreclosure has been stayed pursuant to section 667‑92(c). [L 2019, c 282, §2]

 

 

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