Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.
Yes unfortunately they can do so.Such a lien is possible under NY law for unpaid amounts owed to them.
Generally, a COA or an HOA has the power to place a lien on your property if you become delinquent in paying the monthly dues and/or any special assessments (collectively referred to as assessments).
An HOA, for example, is often allowed to include the following in its lien:
- past-due assessments
- late charges
- interest, and/or
- attorney’s fees and costs.
In New York, a COA’s lien may include unpaid common charges plus interest, and is effective from and after the date that a verified notice of lien is recorded in the county records (N.Y. Real Prop. Law § 339-z, aa).
You will have to resolve the lien here or they can pursue foreclosure through the courts.Please don't the messenger here, I wish I had better news.They can file a lien if money is owed to them under NY law.
I appreciate the chance to help you today.Thanks again.