Is there a maximum increase allowed for condo association fees?

Read your governing documents to verify that over a certain percentage, such as a 25% increase, all mortgage lenders must be notified. Every set of documents will handle this option differently. When the increase jumps above this level, the board may want to re-think the budget, so as to avoid this level of scrutiny.

The only maximum increase would be a practical maximum, based on the ability of owners to pay an increased amount.

Sometimes, during the early years of a condominium association, when the developer controls the board, the monthly assessments are kept low in order to sell units. When the owners gain control of the board and a more realistic idea of expenses becomes known, assessments can take a major leap up, because of the difference between the 'sell-units assessments' amount and the 'maintain-units assessments' amount.