User fees and monetary penalties
are different from assessments. Fees may include rent paid on storage units, golf course use fees, transfer fees
, clubhouse reservation fees, etc. Because fees are not assessments, associations have limitations in how they collect those fees.
An association's authority for nonjudicial foreclosure is limited to assessments and related collection costs. (Civ. Code §5650(a)
.) This limitation does not apply to judicial foreclosures.
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