Board members have a fiduciary duty to ensure the association collects assessments. If your association has ever experienced a high delinquency ratio, repeat delinquent owners, or uncollectible delinquent accounts, then you should consider a judicial foreclosure action. The foreclosure option should be evaluated regularly and used aggressively when appropriate to do so. In order toGo to Resource
We have compiled a list of common legal terms to assist managers and board members with understanding the terminology used when discussing the collection of unpaid assessments. Assessment:  The fee an owner is required to pay to the association, typically monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually for such services as maintenance, repairs, insurance, reserves, etc. ContemptGo to Resource
This article briefly describes the benefits of and process involved in assigning an association’s lien to a third party during a pending foreclosure action. Associations in Colorado have a lien against properties for all unpaid assessments, late fees, fines, interest, and attorney fees and costs.  Colorado’s Common Interest Ownership Act (“CCIOA”) provides that associations haveGo to Resource
The Denver Post recently reported that Colorado has the dubious honor of leading the country in the number of foreclosures. This unfortunate distinction is particularly unwelcome news for Colorado’s community associations. If an association declines to exercise its redemption rights when a first mortgage holder forecloses, the association is limited to recovering just 6 monthsGo to Resource
Foreclosure of an Association’s assessment lien is an important tool in the collections arsenal. Of course, not every property in every association may be an ideal candidate for this collection tool. Below are the top cues that may help you determine whether a particular delinquent account or property would benefit from the use of foreclosureGo to Resource