Unpaid Assessments: Liens & Personal Obligations – Part I

Under state law in Washington and Oregon, Condominium and Homeowner Associations have the authority to adopt and amend budgets, and levy and collect assessments from owners for the common expenses. But it can be confusing what happens when an owner does not pay the assessment. This two-part article discusses the personal obligation of the owner to pay the assessment and the lien that is created when the assessment is not paid. Next week will discuss the effects of sales, foreclosures and bankruptcy on both the personal obligation and the lien.    Read the article……………


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