Maintaining the quality of the condo while you’re still selling inventory units can be a challenge, especially when associations are plagued with high delinquencies. As a result (and with a bit of irony), associations’ problems are now, more than ever, developers’ problems (as distinguished from problems that developers were typically blamed for).

With the recent law change, associations (even those that are developer controlled) are now empowered with the right to collect rent from tenants (rather than allowing it to go to a delinquent unit owner landlord), suspend certain use and voting rights of delinquent unit owners and remove from office non-paying directors. A word of caution, however — as a unit owner with assessment obligations, these consequences could be applied against developers, as well, if they get behind on assessments.