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Homeowners can opt out of newly incorporated associations (CA)

Q: Our neighborhood is established and has had an unincorporated homeowners association that has worked well for decades. But recent

HOA Homefront: Two views of architectural enforcement

Q: You have a very enlightening column. Our board is now requiring approval of any architectural changes within the individual

Associations must allow flags (FL)

Q: I am a military veteran. Over Memorial Day weekend, I displayed my American flag outside my home. I intend

Flood insurance: Condos and the rising tide (VA)

Perhaps you’ve noticed homes in Norfolk’s Larchmont neighborhood jacked up several feet to escape flooding, or you’ve seen chilling news

Teen died from carbon monoxide; property association may share blame, court rules (ID)

It’s been more than four years since an 18-year-old Marine died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a Meridian apartment complex

HOA could foreclose on home over unpainted mailbox (FL)

Paint your mailbox, pay a $1,000 fine or we’ll foreclose on your house.  That’s the message a Wesley Chapel homeowners’

Homeowners buy Royal Tee Golf Course in Cape Coral; hire director (FL)

The Cape Royal Homeowners Association has taken going green to a whole other level.  The members bought and are renovating

Residents say HOA’s fence plan costing them (CA)

Thousands of San Diegans pay monthly fees to a homeowners association that’s supposed to maintain their neighborhood, but a group

V.I. Moves To Dismiss Condo Fee Suits For Lack of Claim

The V.I. government filed motions Thursday to dismiss two condominium group lawsuits over new condo user fees, arguing the plaintiffs

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How to Win a Fight With Your Condo Association or HOA – Without Going Broke

More than 68 million Americans live in community associations, according to the Community Associations Institute, meaning 1 in 5 of

The Future of Going Solar (AZ)

Arizona law favors the use of solar energy devices by homeowners within community associations. In fact, pursuant to A.R.S. Section

Guiding Principles for Enforcement Hearings

Since our enforcement hearing presentation at WSCAI’s Made for Managers Day a couple of weeks ago, we have been getting

How Effective is Your HOA Security?

When you think of HOA security you usually think of Gated communities, security guards, and surveillance cameras. If you follow

The Most Important Condo Association Documents You’re Not Reading

Most Condo Association business is as exciting as watching paint dry. Unfortunately, this further extends to most Condo Association documents,

Why Your Community Must Plan for Emergency Communication and Training

Whether you live in a high-rise condominium in Chicago, a homeowners association (HOA) in Houston or an active adult community

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State orders Poinciana HOA to throw out election (FL)

As state arbitrator on Friday sided with a homeowner who challenged the way Poinciana’s homeowners association, one of the largest

Governor Hogan Signs Law To Require Notice To Homeowners Of Sales Of A Common Element Or Common Area

Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan, has signed into law legislation passed in the General Assembly that requires a condominium council of

Will new laws protect condo owners from apartment conversions and rogue associations? (FL)

….Florida lawmakers this spring unanimously approved a bill that requires condo associations to give owners better access to records and

Miami judge partially derails homeowners’ lawsuit against Privé at Island Estates developers (FL)

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge William Thomas handed the developers of Privé at Island Estates a victory this week in their tumultuous

NC Community Association Legislative Update – June 22, 2017

I’m asked frequently about the status of proposals filed this session in the General Assembly that, if adopted, would directly

What Should Condominium Associations Do After Cypress Point? (NJ)

It has been several months since the New Jersey Supreme Court decided Cypress Point Condo Ass’n v. Adria Towers, LLC.

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Industry Perspectives — Quebec flood waters a reminder to build better: CCMPA

On May 11, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stood in front of a group of reporters in Gatineau, Que. He’d just

Insights: Construction defects reforms cost lawyers, but it might not save much for Colorado home buyers

After years of Colorado legislative fights over how to save time and money on litigation, two significant but insufficient things

Amendment to SB258 would hurt HOAs (NV)

Members of the Assembly and Senate are trying to pass an amendment to SB258 that would allow delinquent owners to

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My condo board voted to remove a director — was this wrong?: Condo Law

Q: Our condo board recently excluded one of the directors from an executive board meeting at which the other four board

Condo Questions: Condo boards must provide reasons for denying owner requests

Q: Three years ago we bought a condominium unit with a balcony overlooking a river, and each year we are

Cobourg condo buildings evacuated after flooding (ON)

Flooding forced the evacuation of two Cobourg condo buildings.  The condo buildings located at 125-145 Third Street were safely evacuated

Canadian flags swarm condo balconies

What’s remarkable isn’t that Pauline Stewart persuaded 96 of her Songhees Point neighbours to hang flags from their condo balconies

Condo Smarts: Strata corporations deal with two types of debts

Dear Tony: I have recently become the treasurer of our strata council. In reviewing the correspondence to collections, a number

Condo Smarts: Management firm can’t bill strata owners directly

Dear Tony: I have recently become the treasurer of our strata council.  In reviewing the correspondence to collections, several owners

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Not-so-super superintendent?

Many high-rise condominiums have superintendents or “supers”. In some condominiums the duties of the super are limited to basic maintenance

The future of cleaning (part 2): Condo Disruption Series

Years ago in the early days of my professional life I was sharing a place with a friend. We knew

The future of cleaning (part 1): Condo Disruption Series

Cleaning services. Probably not the first subject that comes to mind when thinking about disruption in the condo world. But

International Condo, Strata & HOA News

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Flat Chat: Can a bylaw silence angry owners, banning them from contacting strata committees?

The irresistible force meets the immovable object – that’s how intractable internal conflicts in strata schemes are often characterised.  But

Singapore: Final public consultation on changes to laws governing strata properties

The amendments in the draft Bill aim to enhance governance and transparency over how strata-titled developments are run, as well

Thailand: Officials seek to curb problems associated with high-rise condos

A collaborative project has taken off in the hope of preventing Bangkok residents from developing Sick Building Syndrome (SBS).  SBS