2019 Tennessee Code
Title 66 - Property
Chapter 27 - Multiple Ownership of Property
Part 4 - Tennessee Condominium Act of 2008 — Unit Owners' Association
§ 66-27-416. Liability for judgments and liens.
(a) The liability of a unit owner in an unincorporated association for a judgment against the association shall be limited to the percentage of the judgment equal to the undivided percentage ownership of the unit owner in the common elements.
(b) If the association has granted a security interest in the common elements to a creditor of the association pursuant to § 66-27-412, the holder of that security interest shall exercise its right against the common elements only.
(c) Whether perfected before or after the creation of the condominium, if a lien other than a deed of trust or mortgage, including a judgment lien or lien attributable to work performed or materials supplied, becomes effective against two (2) or more units, the unit owner of an affected unit may pay to the lienholder the amount of the lien attributable to the owner's unit, and the lienholder, upon receipt of payment, shall promptly deliver a release of the lien covering that unit. The amount of the payment must be proportionate to the ratio that the unit owner's common expense liability bears to the common expense liabilities of all unit owners whose units are subject to the lien. After payment, the association may not assess or have a lien against that unit owner's unit for any portion of the common expenses incurred in connection with that lien.
(d) A judgment against the association must be indexed in the name of the condominium and the association.