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Real Estate Glossary

Special Assessment

As a condominium owner, you may become due for a special assessment whenever the home owner association's existing maintenance reserve falls short of covering the management and maintenance costs for the commonhold property. Such expenditures are usually paid with the condominium fee collected. Yet the regular maintenance assessments may not always suffice to pay for major repair work. Specifically, a special assessment may be occasioned by the repair of major or unexpected damages to the building, non-payment of condominium fees, or a too tightly calculated budget.

The amount of the special assessment depends on the estimated costs for the measure at hand. The special assessment is deemed a supplementary budget and presupposes a favourable majority vote by the meeting of owners.

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