The first step can be to send a payment demand letter, which the condo association board can do themselves. This letter put the delinquent owner on notice that the association has the right to place a lien against the condo owner after a certain amount of days. Each state is different; make sure to look up your state's law on liens.
Here is what is normally included in an HOA payment demand letter. This is the most impactful, yet cost-effective way to make delinquent owners pay. Delinquent member notified of outstanding balance and Association's right to take legal action in 30 days in the form of a lien.
- Delinquent member notified of outstanding balance and Association's right to take legal action in 30 days in the form of a lien.
- Letter also notifies delinquent owner that the association is considering a 3rd party collection option.
- Notification strongly recommends delinquent member directly rectifies outstanding debt with association prior to end of 30 day window.
See a sample HOA payment demand letter from our download section