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Local HOAs Protect Members’ Information (CA)

Sand Canyon Homeowners Association, or SCHOA, is not the only HOA approached by KHTS co-owner Carl Goldman. He is asking

Oshtemo Township settles lawsuit with condo developer for $150,000 (MI)

Oshtemo Township will settle a lawsuit with local developer Van Kal Partnership LLC.  Van Kal alleged Oshtemo Township illegally denied

Lawsuit aims to prevent new development at Legacy Golf Club (NV)

Residents of the Grand Legacy Community Association are seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent new development of the closed

Neighbors rally around couple being harassed by hate letters (TX)

A Denton County neighborhood is standing up to racism by sitting together on a porch.  A single image captures the

Rancho Santa Margarita resident, HOA at odds over drought-tolerant front lawn

Jeff Armbruster installed a drought-tolerant front lawn including nine yards of pink sandstone at his Rancho Santa Margarita home. He

Neighbors displaced after fire at Moorefield Twp. condos (OH)

It’s unknown when neighbors will be able to return to their homes after a fire damaged multiple condos in Moorefield

Laundry Giant Soaks Clients for “Administrative Fee” (NY)

David Baron, the president of Queens-based Metro Management, could not believe what he was reading. In a letter dated May

HI Officials Discuss Sprinklers in Wake of Deadly Blaze

Firefighters and condominium owners Tuesday met before a City Council committee for the first time since the July 14 Marco

Gold Coast condo board approves $500,000 assessment for legal expenses

Half a million dollars for legal expenses will be paid by unit owners at a Gold Coast condominium over the

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Three Ways to Annoy Condo Association Boards

Most people want a to live a simple Condo life and generally be left alone.  Sometimes, however, life gets in

5 No-Fail Ways To Rid Your Community Of Mosquitoes

Almost everyone can agree that summer is the most enjoyable season of the year. The days are longer, you go

Lightning and Your HOA Community

When most of us think of summer, we think of hot sunny days by the water, but the summer months

Condo Docs – What You Need To Know Before Buying A Condo

So you’ve been checking out Panama City Beach condos for sale, and you’ve found a condo you love. Once you

Obtaining Prescriptions for ‘Therapy Pets’ Is Easy; Rejecting Accommodations Based on Them Is Not

We face many challenges in life. Obtaining a doctor’s note certifying the need for an emotional support animal isn’t one

The Importance of Preparing (and Sticking to) an Annual Community Association Budget

It’s budget season! Budgeting can be one of the most tedious tasks for property managers and association board members. Most

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Is Your Community Ready for the Model 3 Launch? (Think Electric Vehicles)

Tesla will be live streaming the launch of 30 of its less-expensive, but-still-cool Model 3 vehicles at 8:45 p.m. EDT

Headstrong HOA Board Member Puts Himself in Harm’s Way Over Fair Housing Issues

In a recent case decided by the D.C. Court of Appeals, the court heard a matter involving the intersection between

Case Law Update: What a Recent Appellate Decision Can Tell Associations Seeking Their Attorney’s Fees for Litigation

Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals recently handed down a decision in the matter of Gonzalez v. Int’l Park Condominium

AB 690 Signed! New Management Disclosures and Changes to the Escrow Document Disclosure Form (CA)

The Governor has signed AB 690 into law, which modifies several Code sections and adds two new Civil Code sections

Governor (NJ) Signs New Legislation Securing Governance Rights of Owners Residing in Common Interest Communities

On July 13, 2017, Governor Christie signed into law bipartisan legislation amending and supplementing the Planned Real Estate Development Full

Two New District Court Of Appeal Cases – Third Party Purchaser Assessment Liability And Fining Notice Requirement (FL)

If your homeowners’ association has not updated its declaration’s assessment collection provisions, then your association might be giving away its

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Take the Salary Survey!

The Foundation for Community Association Research is launching the 2017 Community Manager Compensation and Benefits Survey and you’re invited to

Do HOA’s and Neighborhood Councils Guarantee Level Freedom-of-Speech Playing Fields?

People often divide themselves into two broadly defined camps, the first of which insists on obedience to all rules, while

Are we letting HOAs rule our lives?

In 2015, my family and I purchased a beautiful new home in Wilson Grove in Gambrills. While we thought we

Canadian Condo (Strata) & HOA News

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What Ontario’s new condo rules mean for owners, boards

A new tribunal is being established to handle disputes between condominium owners and their boards, following a CBC News investigation

‘Fought for over a year now’: Alberta gets lots of feedback on condo act changes

Condo owners are eager to see changes coming to the way their properties are regulated in Alberta.  The province is

Condo Smarts: When disaster strikes, who keeps paying the bills?

Dear Tony: Our building was recently damaged in a fire that has required everyone to move out while the fire,

Critic says summer is a bad time for condo consultations (AB)

As the province launches a round of public condo consultations in Alberta’s major cities, one advocate for homeowners’ rights is

Proposed Condo Manager Licensing Fees – Public Comment Sought

The Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (“CMRAO”) is seeking public comment on proposed licensing fees for condominium managers and

New condo laws target boards and directors (ON)

The Ontario government has announced a series of changes to the way condominium boards are governed.  The announcement comes after

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Proposed Annual Fees for Condo Managers Announced

We now have more information about the proposed fees for condominium managers under the Condominium Management Services Act (CMSA). The

Condo Law Digest – Mid-summer 2017

This conflict arises from an insect infestation. In October 2015 Justice Diamond ordered that the Schneiders permit YCC No. 41

Defamation in Condos: An Update

There has been a lot of talk this week about defamation in condos. Most of the interest comes from a

International Condo, Strata & HOA News

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Thailand: Phuket court dismisses public fraud charge against Ace Condo employee

The Phuket Provincial Court dismissed a charge of public fraud against Alisa Likitittiruks as the judge ruled that she was

South Africa: What buyers in homeowners’ associations must ask

IN typical homeowners’ association (HOA) run estates the various areas such as roads, the entrance and parks or green spaces

Jamaica: Revised assessments for strata properties now available

Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) has advised strata property owners that the revised property tax assessments for fiscal year 2017/18, announced