Don’t Refuse to Accept Delinquent Payments

Unfortunately, you’ll sometimes have to determine how to handle a situation where a member is delinquent in paying assessments or other fees or charges from the association you manage. Tread lightly in this situation. There can be major ramifications from—and even penalties for—associations that are deemed to be acting as a “debt collector” while trying to recoup what the member owes. And if a member is trying to pay delinquent fees, you should also find out how you can work with him to pay down the balance.

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