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Denver (CO) readies to take on construction-defects reform

Denver is weighing in on the vexing issue of construction defects reform with the unveiling Tuesday of a proposed ordinance

Investigators look into fire code compliance after deadly Franklin (MA) house explosion

Investigators are now looking into fire code compliance after an explosion at a condo in Franklin on Saturday killed two

Poinciana (FL) board OKs budget, extends debt collection contract

The divisions among Poinciana residents over the homeowners association governance continued Tuesday during a sometimes-raucous board meeting.   Read the article……….

Homeowners association seeks to deed French Development to South Abington Township (PA)

Residents of the French Manor development off of Simrell Road attended the Oct. 12 board of supervisors meeting with a

Solution might be in the works for fire sprinkler problems in Lower Allen Township (PA) condominium complex

A less costly solution might be in the works for Wesley Mews condominium owners in Lower Allen Township who had

Failed Richland (SC) dams had flaws, inspection records show

Most of the dams in Richland County that broke in this month’s torrential rains were cited repeatedly in state inspection

Aspen (CO) HOA denies wrongdoing in service-dog flap

An Aspen homeowners’ association is denying that it violated the constitutional rights of a unit owner and a tenant by

Fire breaks out at Pearl District condo (OR)

A small fire broke out at a condo in Portland’s Pearl District Sunday morning, the Portland Fire Bureau reported.  Firefighters

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Does Your Property Insurance Cover Water Damage?

Insurance policies are designed to cover sudden and accidental events, and not cover repeated ongoing damage that occurs over weeks,

Four HOA Reserve Fund Investment Hurdles

HOA boards are faced with a challenge. They have limited time and resources, yet must meet the financial obligations of

“My Pets Are My Family” – Pet Restrictions in Community Associations: Part 1

Pets are, and likely always will be, one of the most controversial topics for community associations. Many people have pets,

Ways for community associations to save on next year’s budget

We asked several industry veterans how associations can hold down their costs. Some of their suggestions will save money now

Dealing With Dog Waste in Your Community

A beautiful neighborhood isn’t so beautiful when there’s dog waste on every lawn. Dog owners have a responsibility to clean

You Can’t Prevent Snow and Ice but You Can Manage the Liability Risks They Create

Condominium residents, not unreasonably, expect parking lots to be plowed and walkways to be cleared of snow and ice. Boards

Aging And Underfunded: America’s Dam Safety Problem, In 4 Charts

There are more than 87,000 dams in America and, like most infrastructure, they go largely unnoticed — until something goes

What Animal Does Your HOA Prohibit?

It’s not uncommon for HOAs to allow cats and dogs within the community. Sometimes there are weight limitations, but they

Legal & Legislative News & Articles

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Legislation Sessions (NC) Concludes at Last: Outcomes for CAI Stakeholders

CAI’s NC Legislative Action Committee reports a very successful legislative session in its advocacy on behalf of the CAI community.

HOA Collection Fees Must Be in Writing, NJ Court Rules

Attorney fees racked up during collection efforts, typically fair game for homeowners’ associations, were denied in one case because of

Fla. App. Ct. (3rd DCA) applies ‘after acquired title’ doctrine to save mortgage loan

The Third District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida recently affirmed the entry of summary judgment in favor

Jerry Brown signs clothesline protection bill (CA)

Assembly Bill 1448, by Assemblywoman Patty Lopez, D-San Fernando, comes amid heightened concern about greenhouse gas emissions in California –

FAA proposes nearly $2 million fine against Chicago drone operator

A Chicago aerial photography firm was hit Tuesday by the Federal Aviation Administration with a record proposed fine of $1.9

Appeals Court Upholds $12 Million Award in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

South Florida law firm Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA (Searcy Denney) today announced that a Florida appeals court

DC: Proposed Laws Challenge the Airbnb Model

Vincent Orange, Councilmember of the D.C. Counsel has introduced two bills that would directly challenge the Airbnb business model.  The

Sixth Community Association Bill (NC) Signed into Law: Transfer Fees Clarification

The new law is intended to clarify NCGS § 39A (“Transfer Fee Covenants Prohibited”). The original bill in 2010 that

Op/Ed Columns

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Freedom Is Just Another Word for … Regulation

In a Property Law class at HLS, the discussion turned to a regulation by a condo association that prohibited residents

Munster (IN) condo owners getting socked by town

Since Jan. 1, condo owners have been charged 112 percent higher sewer flow charge rates than their residential neighbors. A

OPINION: Kudos to those in our community who make a difference (AZ)

As a local homeowner I would like to publicly thank the Ahwatukee Board of Management Homeowners Association board, staff and

Dr McKenzie @ Griffith 2015 – Institutions may save strata before government

American Professor Evan McKenzie [1] opened his keynote address to the Griffith University strata conference ‘Changes confronting the strata world’

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B.C. Supreme Court rules owner not strata responsible for drug lab damage deductible

A Vancouver woman whose condo was damaged in a meth lab fire has lost her bid to have the strata

Condo unit gutted, residents evacuated during Mississauga (ON) fire

An overnight fire razed a two-level Mississauga condo unit early Saturday, with firefighters continuing to battle hot spots in the

Proposed strata changes potential ‘windfall’ for condo owners, developers

Proposed changes to make it easier for condo owners to terminate their strata corporation will benefit people living in older

Tarion steps in to help Wasaga Beach condo owners (ON)

The provincial agency responsible for protecting homeowners when builders fail to come through has stepped in to help residents in

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Bill 106 Passed Second Reading and Was Sent to Committee (ON)

Finally! After more than 10 hours of debate in second reading at the Ontario Legislative Assembly, Bill 106 (an Act

7 Important Questions to Ask a Property Manager About Condo Living Before You Buy

When you are looking at condos, and thinking about where you’re going to be living for the next 5, 10,

Changes, Maintenance and Repairs Under the ‘New Condo Act’

Some of the most important changes proposed in Bill 106 (which is the proposed legislation aimed at amending our Condominium

Condominium Management Agreement – The Sequel

Last December we reported on a case where the condominium corporation terminated a property management agreement for cause and without