What are the legal ramifications of withholding the monthly condo association fee?

The monthly condominium association fee -- properly, assessment -- is a sum of money you agreed to pay when you purchased your unit.

Assessments are spent to pay for services that all owners enjoy, such as maintenance, safety and protection of real estate assets owned in common, including in some cases, basic utilities.

Read your governing documents to remind yourself of your agreement to pay. Withholding your payment means that you're asking your neighbors to pay your bills.

Further, you can read the steps that your board can take to collect this debt that you owe, including placing a lien on your title, perhaps locking you out of access to amenities, and finally, usually as a last resort, selling your unit to satisfy your financial obligation to your community.