Assessment Collection

We guarantee we will efficiently and effectively seek to recover unpaid dues to help ensure the financial health of your community.


Our Assessment Collection
Proven Process

Creation of Account

Upon receipt of your request to proceed with assessment recovery, we create an online MAGC account for management and board access.

County Records Search &
30-day Demand Letter

Within 1-3 business days of receipt of your request, we perform a county records search to confirm ownership of the property and send a letter demanding payment within 30 days. 

10-Day Lien Letter

If not paid after 30 days, a lien is recorded against the property. Another letter is sent to the debtor with the recorded lien and a demand to pay within 10 days to avoid additional collection action.

Proprietary Collection Report & Recommendation

If no payment is received after 10 days, we prepare a researched report to determine the likelihood of collecting assessments via court action or foreclosure.

Court Action or Foreclosure

If our report shows a high probability of collecting from the debtor, we will typically recommend filing suit in circuit court, which may include a request for money judgment or foreclosure. If there is a low probability, we typically recommend foreclosure of the lien by advertisement.

Easy Assessment Collection with MAGC

To make it easy for community associations to keep up to date on assessment delinquencies and enforcement, we have developed the online MAGC system. MAGC is a free service that allows you to monitor the status of matters without needing to send an email or make a phone call – though we are always available should you need to contact us. Our condominium and homeowner association clients can log in to access all documents related to a file, obtain a daily update of account balances and view detailed information about all actions taken. You will also get an automated status report.

View a Brief MAGC Tutorial

MAGC is accessible on all devices.

Whether accessing our system on your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone, you always have the information you need at your fingertips.

At your next board meeting, you may even wish to go paper-free while reviewing delinquent accounts.

Assessment Collection FAQs





“Am I able to reach a real person with questions?”

Absolutely. In addition to harnessing the latest available technology to benefit our community association clients, our extensive staff support means you will always have someone available to promptly address your needs.


“How much will this cost?”

A schedule of our fees is available upon request. However, as mentioned above, in approximately 98% of our collection matters, we recover the full amount owed to the association, as well as our fees and costs.


“What is your service area?”

We have the ability to serve any condominium or homeowner association in Michigan, from the Detroit area to Lansing, Traverse City, Grand Rapids, and more.

Let Us Get to Work for You Today.

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by | Apr 7, 2022 | Articles,Assessments,Association Governance,Collections | 0 Comments

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by | Dec 20, 2021 | Articles,Assessments,Association Governance,Common Elements | 0 Comments

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Long-term planning is one of the primary duties a person undertakes when seated on the board of directors for a condominium or homeowner association. There is a...

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by | Mar 9, 2021 | Articles,Assessments,Association Governance,Bylaws,Collections,Rules and Regulations | 0 Comments

In a unanimous but problematic decision issued on February 25, 2021 in Channel View East Condominium Association, Inc. v Ferguson (Docket No. 351888), a panel of the...

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Association boards have a variety of responsibilities in administering the affairs of a condominium or homeowner association. Some of the most important...

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A condominium association’s board of directors has a seemingly endless list of responsibilities, but one of the most important – at least in terms of its impact on the...

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by | Feb 3, 2020 | Articles,Assessments,Association Governance,Books and Records,Bylaws,Collections,Common Elements,Drones,Restrictions and Enforcement,Rules and Regulations | 0 Comments

Does our Board have rulemaking authority? In Michigan, a condominium association Board has the implicit authority to enact reasonable rules and regulations regarding...