Our Boston condo association is foreclosing on a unit.

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Our Boston condo association has recently filed papers to foreclose on a condo in our building for unpaid condo fees. The unit is owned by an LLC and the tenants are asking for a new key to be made because they lost it. As an association can we deny this request? What services do we have to offer if they are not paying their fees?

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

I would advise any condominium association to cooperate with tenants and provide all normal services to them.  When representing condominiums against delinquent owners I have gone to court to request an order that rents be paid to the Association rather than the landlord/owner.  The latter approach is more effective than alienating the tenants of a non-paying owner.

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