My HOA sent me an invoice for a repair to a common area that is the HOA's responsibility to repair. Can they place a lein?

Asked over 2 years ago - Alexandria, VA

The repair was to a common area pipe that serviced more than one unit. Under the CC&R, all common area repairs are the HOA's responsibility. The other unit owner arranged for a plumber, who I didn't trust and tried to replace. The plumber then made the repairs without receiveing writen authorization, or even giving me a written estimate.

When I refused to pay the plumber for unauthorized work, the HOA then paid the plumber and sent me an invoice for the entire bill.

I told the HOA I wouldn't pay the invoice, as I did not authorize the work and the repair was to a common area.

How do I get the HOA to not place a lein, or remove the lein once placed?

Many thanks

Attorney answers (1)

  1. Mitchell Paul Goldstein

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . You have to read the CC&Rs. Only after reading them can someone assess the situation.

    Virginia law does allow liens for assessments and special assessments and fines and fees depending.

    Mr. Goldstein is a Virginia-licensed attorney only. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice.... more

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