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Cape condo complex’s pool barrier fails inspection again (FL)

The barrier installed around a Cape Coral pool where two children drowned last week failed inspection again.  The city says

Broward official acquitted of keying car in homeowner association dispute (FL)

A well-known top official in the Broward Property Appraiser’s Office has been acquitted of a charge that he keyed a

Homeowners who let grass go brown to save water during California drought could face fines

Homeowners who let their grass go brown to save money during the drought may have to turn the sprinklers back

Augusta condo association ‘stunned’ by police chief’s claim of discrimination (ME)

Augusta Police Chief Robert Gregoire, who uses a wheelchair, alleged he was a victim of disability discrimination because his street

New construction brings strife at Abbotts Square (PA)

Hailed as a hero for restoring the Divine Lorraine Hotel, developer Eric Blumenfeld has been photographed on its rooftop, skyline

Judge ends receivership that cost a Miami Gardens condo millions

A Miami-Dade civil court judge put an end to the receivership of a former judge who billed millions to a

HOA should have to relocate condo satellite dish

Q: I requested permission to install a satellite dish on my condo in Henderson in 2014. I was granted permission,

Staten Island blaze kills man celebrating birthday, hurts 9-year-old son who cried to neighbors, ‘Help my dad’

A 9-year-old boy tried desperately to save his father from their burning Staten Island home Saturday night by running to

Troubled waters in northwest Champaign (IL)

Since they bought their home in northwest Champaign’s Timberline Valley South, Oscar Gamble and his family have enjoyed lakefront living,

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HOA & Pet Policy: What You Need to Know

Almost everyone has a soft spot for animals, and just about every HOA allows pets within certain guidelines. Since pets

Three Condo Association Special Assessment Questions To Determine Project Timing

An informed and involved Owner will often attend monthly Condo Association meetings. If your Board has been discussing big projects

Does Your HOA Board Have a Policy for Home Security Systems?

We know you want to feel safe at home and you should. Maybe you have tried trimming foliage, increasing exterior

HOA and CONDO Rules – How To Use Rules To Create Harmony

Rules and rules enforcement is a mystery to many HOAs. Many problems arise, and neither the Board nor owners know

Help Wanted! (Fragile Egos Need Not Apply)

When I speak to new community association managers, I let them know this is industry is a calling! You will

The Benefits of Open Community Board Meetings

Any member of your association can attend board meetings except when the board adjourns for an executive meeting. So when

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HOA Directors in California – WATCH OUT! READ THIS!

Rogue Directors – Beware – HOA Director Liability -What is Happening in California?  Here’s the general question of importance in

Maryland Makes it Easier to Amend Condo Bylaws and HOA Covenants

Changes to the Maryland Condominium Act and Maryland Homeowners Association Act will soon make it easier to amend the governing

Could a bill before the Legislature solve the Twin Cities’ condo crunch? (MN)

Is Minnesota on the verge of figuring out its condo conundrum?  The imbalance in the supply of new condos and

2017 Florida Condominium and Homeowners Association Legislation

During the legislative session which ended on May 5, 2017, the Florida legislature passed 5 bills that will become law

Maryland Senate Fails To Consider Bill Passed By House To Preclude Limitations On Construction Defect Claims

The Maryland Senate failed to vote on SB 670, which would prevent condominium developers from limiting the ability of the

Man alleges condo was damaged by flood caused by association employees (FL)

A condo owner alleges his residence was flooded because of negligence in the operation of a water line.  Andrew M.

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Lyons: Condo owner can’t take a side in this eviction dispute

Some people might assume I’m an easy sell when residents have a gripe about a condo board or homeowners association

Good law goes after condo abuses (FL)

For years, too many condominium associations and their management companies have acted as if they were dictatorships.  That soon will

Don’t be creepy

Most of you likely know that I’m a social media proponent. It’s a great tool to connect with friends, family,

Canadian Condo (Strata) & HOA News

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Condo Culture: Reserve fund studies mandatory, not optional

Q. I am a condo owner who just found out that our corporation has not completed a reserve fund study

‘It smelt like tire burning’: northeast Edmonton condo fire sends 1 person to hospital

One person was taken to hospital after a fire broke out early Thursday morning at a three-storey walk up condo

Frustration over Meridian Beach’s marina access

A sign restricting access to Meridian Beach’s inland marina in Ponoka County has some upset about the intent.  On its

What reasonable conditions can my strata impose for alterations?

Dear Tony: What can an owner do when a strata corporation imposes unrealistic barriers to prevent an alteration to their

Contractor charged with arson after massive 2014 Windermere condo blaze to appear in court

A contractor charged with arson after a massive 2014 fire destroyed a Windermere condo project under construction is to appear

Questionable proxies shut down Charles Street condo election, sources say

New stories have emerged about condo owners who managed to fend off a takeover attempt by a group of people

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Condo Children

What do you think about raising children in condominiums? It seems everyone has an opinion about it. Most write about

Airbnb in Condos: Focus on British Columbia

As in Ontario and many other jurisdictions, Airbnb and similar short-term leasing web-based services are big business in British Columbia.

Green Initiatives in Condos

Most people these days are making a conscious effort to reduce their impact on the environment. Some activities are so

International Condo, Strata & HOA News

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Macau: Property owners to face penalties for outstanding condo fees

Property owners with outstanding balances on condominium fees will soon have to face their responsibilities, Secretary for Administration and Justice

Bahamas: Condo Owners Hit By Fraud, Says Court

The Court of Appeal has quashed two separate settlements after finding “that a fraud has been perpetrated on the unit

Netherlands: More Dutch homeowners associations ban Airbnb rentals

An increasing number of homeowners associations have problems with Airbnb rentals, according to umbrella organization VvE Belang. A number of