Assessment Obligation of Owners/Rights of Association
Section 1. Purpose of Assessment. The assessments for common expenses provided for herein shall be used for the general purposes of promoting the recreation, health, safety, welfare, common benefit, and enjoyment of the owners and occupants of units in the Condominium as may be more specifically authorized from time to time by the Board. Assessments may be used to compensate officers and directors, only if approved by a majority vote of the Association.
Section 2. Creation of the Lien and Personal Obligation for Assessments. Each owner of any unit, by acceptance of a deed therefor, whether or not it shall be so expressed in such deed, is deemed to covenant and agree to pay to the Association: (a) annual assessments or charges; (b) special assessments, to be established and collected as hereinafter provided; and (c) specific assessments against any particular unit which are established pursuant to the terms of these By-Laws. All such assessments, together with late charges, interest, costs, and reasonable attorney's fees, as provided in the Declaration and in the maximum amount permitted by the Act, shall be a charge on the unit and shall be a continuing lien upon the unit against which each assessment is made. Such amounts shall also be the personal obligation of the person who was the owner of such unit at the time when the assessment fell due. Each owner shall be liable for his portion of each assessment coming due while he is the owner of a unit, and his grantee shall be jointly and severally liable for such portion thereof as may be due and payable at the time of conveyance. Assessments shall be paid in such manner and on such dates as may be fixed by the Board of Directors; unless otherwise provided, the annual assessments shall be paid in monthly installments due on the first day of a month.
Section 3. Acceleration. If a unit owner shall be in default in payment of an assessment, including, but not limited to, the monthly Installments based on the annual budget, the Board of Directors may accelerate the remaining assessments, including monthly installments based on the anneal budget, special assessments, and specific assessments, upon ten (10) days' written notice to such unit owner, whereupon the entire unpaid balance shall become due and payable upon the date stated in such notice.