Association’s Dissolution Didn’t Relieve Owner from Paying Assessments

Facts: A townhome owner refused to pay assessments for four years. The owner claimed that the only entity that had the power to enforce the assessments—the homeowners association formed as a nonprofit corporation in 1981 (1981 Association) when the community was developed—had been dissolved years ago and hadn’t been reinstated, effectively meaning that no assessments on her home could be enforced by any other individual or entity. The current association put a lien on the property and sued the owner.


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