The New York Condominium Act provides that a lien for common charges filed by the condominium board of managers (or homeowners association) has priority over all liens except: (1) certain tax liens, (2) liens for certain state agency loans, and (3) all sums unpaid on a first mortgage of record. N.Y. Real Prop. Law § 339-z.
Everyone has heard the terms "will" and "trust," but not everyone knows the differences between the two. Both are useful estate planning devices that serve different purposes, and both can work together to create a complete estate plan. One main difference between a will and a trust is that a will goes into effect only after you die, while a trust takes effect as soon as you create it. A will is a document that directs who will receive your property at your death and it appoints a legal representative to carry out your wishes.