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MASSACHUSETTS

The Incredible Super Lien

Defending Community Associations from Harm
[by Richard E. Brooks, Esq. and William F. Thompson, Esq.]

The Avengers: Endgame, kicked
off the 2019 summer movie season
by raking in a record $1.2 billion
in its opening weekend. Quite an
astonishing total for one weekend,
but not surprising. We all love
superheroes! As kids or as adults
we all enjoy watching heroes
exhibit their incredible powers
to save the world. Unfortunately,
in the real world, heroes like the
Avengers are made up and only
come alive on the big screen.

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CONDOMEDIA October 2019

However, in the condominium
world, at least in Massachusetts,
there's a real super hero and it has
saved condominium unit owners
tens of millions of dollars over the
past 26 years.
Who or what is this super
hero that has the ability to save
condominium unit owners millions
of dollars and how does it do it? The
superhero is the "Super Lien," also
known as the "Priority Lien," which
was enacted by the Massachusetts

legislature in 1993. The Super Lien,
if perfected properly, can ensure
that condominium associations
collect every penny of budgeted
common expenses. Unlike all
other states, the Super Lien has
a constant priority over almost
all other liens. This provides
associations with incredible
strength to leverage banks to pay
monthly fees or otherwise have
their mortgages wiped out by a
condominium foreclosure sale.



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