Liens filed on delinquent Rancho Santa Fe Association properties


By Karen Billing

The Rancho Santa Fe Association board May 1 voted to file liens on six properties that are delinquent on the first installment of the 2013-14 assessments. The members were delinquent as of Dec. 5, 2013 and the board had already previously suspended their membership privileges.

Two months ago more than 25 residencies were delinquent but now that number has been brought down to six, said Association Chief Financial Officer Steve Comstock. Comstock said they have “exhausted all means of civility in collecting these assessments” and have utilized all methods of communication, including certified mail.

The lien is the next step in the collection process and usually has an effect of shortening the list further, Comstock said.