Can homeowners associations put a lien on your house?

Your association can refer to its governing documents and invoke them to file a lien on your title, because of the special language written there intended to facilitate collection of monies owed by owners who promised to pay, and who do not pay. Usually, there is no limit so that the association can file a lien whenever it becomes necessary.

Depending on state laws and regulations, they can and do put liens on homes where the owners have disregarded rules (fines), and not paid assessments that homeowners owe for the common expenses required to operate the community.

In order to release the lien, the owner must pay the monies owed, including attorneys fees and filing costs associated with expenses incurred by the association to file the lien.