Can a condo association in Florida lien a condo and seize the property for late maintenance fees?

You can find the answer you want in your governing documents.

Your monthly assessments cover bills the community incurs for community services, such as master insurance policy premiums, landscape services, property management services, sewer and water bills, and so forth.


When you don't pay your assessments, you essentially require your neighbors to pay your bills.


Your board can employ remedies necessary to collect your assessments, which may automatically be a lien on your condominium. The board can file a formal lien document with a local court, which effectively publishes your status. This clouds your property title and becomes public record.


If your board is granted power in your governing documents to sell your unit in order to collect your assessments, it may choose to take this route if all other attempts fail.