In order to start a valid foreclosure against your unit, the association must have properly notified you (via certified mail) of its intent to lien your property. You should have been provided 30 days to cure the arrears. If you failed to cure within that 30 day window, the association then needed to provide you notice (via certified mail) that it would foreclose if the outstanding dues are not paid within an additional 30 days. If the association did not follow this procedure and you can demonstrate you tried to pay before you were in default, you likely have a strong defense to foreclosure.
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