Can a condominium put a lien in your condo?

Yes, a condominium can put a lien on your condo. The condominium depends on your payments to keep up the common areas. As a result, it has the right to collect its fees plus interest when you sell it if you do not pay your assessments and a lien is filed. As well, the association may be able to sell your unit in order to collect these unpaid assessments.


Read your governing documents to remind yourself of your agreement to pay assessments and of your association's responsibility to pursue you until the assessments are paid.

When you do not pay your assessments, you're essentially asking your neighbors to pay your bills.