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Edmond community worried how sale of nearby golf course will affect property values (OK)

An Edmond community is worried about how the sale of a neighboring golf course will affect its property values.  This

Mother and son stole nearly $123,000 from Lakeland homeowners’ association (FL)

Martha Beard, 60, and her son, Matthew Beard, 33, each face up to 30 years in prison on charges they

4 Injured in San Jose Condo Fire (CA)

Four people, including a San Jose firefighter, were injured in a 2-alarm blaze that broke out at a condo complex

Homeowners in Madison upset after receiving $7,500 water bill (AL)

A local homeowners association hit with a $7,500 water bill, and people who live there say it’s not their fault.

Condo HOA Gets More Than $8 Million for Building Defects

Residents of the Arts District condominium complex the Barker Block have received more than $8 million to settle lawsuits that

“Stormwater is expensive. Get over it.” (FL)

It’s time to face reality. That was Charlie Eck’s advice to beach residents who attended the second meeting of the

Millennium Tower Developer Balks at Publicizing Repair Plan, Documents Show (CA)

Documents obtained Tuesday by NBC Bay Area show that the developer of the Millennium Tower is balking at turning over

Tesoro couple fights HOA over tree removal (CA)

When John and Irma Dorrien moved into their Tesoro Del Valle home in Valencia more than 13 years they looked

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4 Ways to Make Your Next AGM Not Suck (So Members Will Actually Show)

We’ve all heard the phrase, “death by meeting”. The term was coined by national best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, and we

Disputed Condo Election Offers Important Lessons for Association Boards

The 2016 presidential election was extremely divisive and contentious, but for some South Floridians the political machinations taking place in

When to Turn to Your CC&R’s

As a community association management company, we often receive inquiries about the differences between governing documents and where to look

Best Practices for Protecting Association Data

Hacking can be defined as the breach of a computer system in an attempt to exploit weaknesses in a network.

Maximize Mediation: A Guide to Saving Association Legal Fees

Community Managers wear many hats in their business relationship with the Associations they manage. They act as a liaison, a

AirBnB’s in Denver? Not So Fast!!! (CO)

Airbnb’s continue to increase all over the country and, oftentimes, wreak havoc in community associations. Denver has a new ordinance

Handling Maintenance and Repairs: In-House, Or Outsource?

In the wake of the recession and facing an uncertain economic climate on the heels of a tumultuous presidential election,

Where Do Condo, Homeowner Associations Stand on Emotional Support Animals?

Picture, if you will, a young man named John. He lives in your association-controlled community. John bravely served in the

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Residential Storage Condominium Unit Bill Back for Another Round (CO)

Senator Bob Gardner (R) has introduced Senate Bill 17-078 (“SB 78”) to address the taxation of “residential storage condominium units.”

Florida bills target HOA election policies, disputes

Poinciana residents who are in disagreement with their homeowners association are rooting for two Florida house bills that have just

Court Ruling Gives Condo Boards the Power to Evict (NY)

In a major victory for condominium boards, the state’s highest court has ruled unanimously that a Manhattan condo unit-owner who

Florida Associations Should Consider Amending Rental Provisions Now—CALL Alert for January 13, 2017

As we start the New Year and the 2017 legislative session, community associations should be reviewing their current rental provisions

Court Decision Clarifies HOA Developer Reserve Funding Obligations (FL)

Last month, Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeals issued yet another opinion in Mackenzie v. Centex Homes, by Centex Real

New “Amateur Radio Parity Act” Bill Introduced in US House of Representatives

H.R. 555 — a new “Amateur Radio Parity Act” bill — has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Bicycles barred, case closed on battle over Wild Oak path (CA)

After a long, fruitless legal battle over whether or not bicyclists have the right to use a public easement through

Good News for HOAs: Courts Clarify Deadline for Governing Document Lawsuits (FL)

Homeowner association board members and their attorneys can breathe easier now that two Florida appeals courts have clarified the deadline

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MI HB 4015: Unfortunately Not the Dumbest Thing to Come Out of the MI Legislature

Representative Peter Lucido (R), from the 36th District (Macomb County), decided to start off the new legislative session with a

Get ready for higher HOA fees if Prop 206. passes (AZ)

A vote for Proposition 206 is a vote to increase your Home Owner’s Association (HOA) dues by five to 10

Home sharing: There goes the neighbourhood

When French authorities published new population figures for Paris last week, showing a drop of nearly 14,000 residents, politicians and

Get it right

A young friend of mine lives in a townhouse. This I discovered after making the mistake of asking if she

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Condo complex ‘gutted’ by early morning fire (AB)

Medicine Hat firefighters quickly knocked down a blaze at a condominium complex, preventing it from reaching neighbouring structures which could

Condo Smarts: Apartment buyers get unexpected expenses

Dear Tony: Our situation is something every first-time home buyer should be aware of.  We purchased a unit in an

Kitec plumbing in condos should be revealed (ON)

Should condominium corporations disclose the existence of Kitec plumbing to potential buyers on their status certificates? That was the question

Condo Culture: Attend owners’ meetings to keep informed about your condo investment

Q. My wife and I are new condo owners. So far, we have not received any notices about any meetings.

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Condominiums and City of Toronto Waste Collection Offences

The City of Toronto has been charging condominium management companies and condominium corporations, with offences under the Toronto Municipal Code,

Dispute over sewer stinks for one condo (ON)

A decision was released today from the Court of Appeal regarding another shared facilities dispute. At trial, the appealing party

Licensing of Condominium Managers-Who can obtain a licence to be a condominium manager? (Blog No. 4 in a Series)

The starting place is the Management Services Act. The Management Services Act says that an applicant is entitled to a

Condo Manager Licensing in Ontario: The “General” licence

In this series of blog, we explore the various condo management licences that will be granted under the new Condominium