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The Association may put a judgment lien on your property for the failure to pay the judgment. If you already have a plan in place to pay this amount, they may not wish to do so, but this is at their discretion (a payment plan does not restrict them from doing so unless you have an express payment contract with them that stops them from doing so.
A judgment lien is different from an assessment lien, the procedures for the HOA to get one is different (it is actually much easier to get a judgment lien, all they have to do is record the judgment, but the end result is the same.
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The document only indicates NOTICE OF LIEN for unpaid assessments however the clerk's system does list the document type as JMT - judgment. So you are correct.
We have not had the final hearing with the Judge (lower Court) on the payment plan, etc. as the Judge wanted the parties to work out the details followed by a brief hearing. The main area for debate are the legal costs for which they are claiming as the prevailing party...although in a higher Court Mandate the Court indicated "...it is hereby ordered that the parties shall each bear their own costs..."
If I am correct it sounds like I could address the JMT lien still with the Court as well as the legal costs based on the higher Court Mandate? It also sounds like they can have both the assessment lien and the judgment lien even if they are for the same amounts? One more clarification, can a judgment lien only be made if there is a court judgment in place?
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