Association Couldn’t Enforce Lien Against Bankrupt Homeowner

Facts: An association filed a lien on a homeowner’s property after she didn’t pay dues or assessments for several years. It filed the lien under the Pennsylvania Uniform Planned Community Act (UPCA). In order to recoup the past-due amount, the association arranged for a sheriff’s sale of the homeowner’s property. But two days before the sale, the homeowner filed for bankruptcy, which meant that the association couldn’t sell her property at the sale. The sale was cancelled, but the association sought to enforce its lien.

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