Q: My condominium association isn't maintaining the condo premises. The elevator is frequently out of order and the lawn is not well kept. Can I stop paying my monthly maintenance until they resume proper maintenance?
A: No. This is a common misunderstanding that gets a lot of people into trouble. You must pay your association dues as they come due even though you are unsatisfied at the quality of maintenance performed by your board. If you don't pay, your association as the right to file a lien against your unit and ultimately foreclose on the lien.