If the board does not act in the best interest of the association, they could be held personally liable. Thus, a lawsuit should be avoided. There could be a bad-faith claim which could expose the association to damages if the member finds a zealous attorney.Ask a similar question
From a practical point of view, it is a mistake for the Board to insist on a late fee, and lien the member's property, as it exposes the association to a significant amount of liability for a wrongful lien. It makes sense to remove the lien and credit back the late fees, rather than put the entire association at risk.
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