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Rockville HOA Under Investigation After More Than $100K Missing (MD)

A homeowners association in Rockville, Maryland, is under investigation after a report of more than $100,000 missing from their coffers. 

Veteran Faces Fines From His Condo Association for Flying His Navy Flag: ‘It’s Ludicrous’ (CT)

A Navy veteran who suffers from PTSD is engaged in another fight after his Connecticut condo association asked him to

Homes could replace part of golf courses at The Meadows as country club struggles financially (FL)

Golf swings at The Meadows Country Club could soon be paving the way for many more housing units. That’s something

Parents miffed after HOA locks popular neighborhood gate (TX)

Mckinley Thompson has raised a family in the Villas at Remington Point for six years and counting.  He says one

Attorney for woman shot by PBSO deputy to sue condo complex (FL)

The Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy who shot his ex-girlfriend, then fatally shot himself Thursday, was on duty and used

Gated community withdraws suit over WOW Trail plans (NH)

Homeowners in the South Down development on Paugus Bay have voluntarily withdrawn their lawsuit against the state Department of Transportation

WWII tank moved out of River Oaks neighborhood (TX)

It was ticketed by police for parking violations, it fueled tension among neighbors, and just weeks after it was parked

Got a condo complaint? There is now an office in Miami-Dade to handle it

Miami-Dade condominium owners who have complaints or concerns about management at their condos, board elections or special assessments will now

Downtown San Diego high rise residents fear a peeping tom is using a drone

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said downtown San Diego high rise residents should contact police if they see a drone

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Earmarking Reserves In Your HOA

Most homeowner associations are entrusted with substantial common elements which must be maintained, replaced or renewed. All of this costs

Project Management: What Every Board Member And Manager Needs To Know

Your association is gearing up for a large project. Maybe it’s time to re-do the clubhouse or plan for that

No Regrets: How to Research a New-Construction Condo Before You Buy (NY)

Recently I was considering buying a condo in a four-unit new-construction building in Brooklyn. The pictures of the unit in

With Insurance Claims, Time Is of the Essence

In our upcoming special November issue, “Governing Powers Through a Legal Lens,” several prominent lawyers advise boards and the residents

What to Do When Your Neighbor’s Dog Won’t Stop Barking

We’re all in agreement here – dogs are simply amazing. But, there are few things more annoying than a dog

Clients Must Use Insurer’s Contractor or Face $10k Cap (FL)

Beginning in February, Citizens will be able to force commercial and residential property policyholders who file claims for all non-weather

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Polk circuit judge OKs portion of Poinciana homeowners’ lawsuit against HOA (FL)

After nearly two years of effort, a lawsuit filed by three homeowners against one of the state’s largest homeowners associations

Unit owners can’t use records for solicitations (IL)

Q. I recently read about a change in Section 19 of the Condominium Property Act concerning books and records of

The Critical Importance Of Properly Serving A Construction Lien Claim (NJ)

So, you properly file your construction lien claim within the time allowed by the New Jersey Construction Lien Law (“CLL”),

Electronic Signatures Can Now Be Used to Amend Restrictive Covenants (MI)

The legislative history of MCL 450.835a demonstrates that Michigan House Bill 5591 (2016) was originally introduced to deal with an

AB 634 Signed! Reduced HOA Control of Solar Energy System Installations (CA)

The Governor has signed AB 634 into law changing HOA control over solar energy system (“Solar”) installations. HOAs may no

Ham Radio Legislative Activity In The U.S. Senate

Last week, The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee was scheduled to mark-up S 1534 The Amateur Radio Parity Act (a.k.a. HAM

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Should HOA’s Receive FEMA Funds?

With recent storms ravaging homes across the nation, many homeowners are taking a closer look at the laws and regulations

We can do better than ‘Lose – Lose’ at Centennial (CO)

Could of, should of, or must of –– does the theory of “Moral Hazard” mean we should punish the residents

Living with an HOA: Homeowner heaven and hell

Let’s first take a whimsical look at European Heaven and Hell:  In European Heaven, the Swiss run the government, the

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‘Services rebate’ sought for Brandon condo owners (MB)

A local property management company says condominium owners continue to be taxed unfairly, and urges the City of Brandon to

Kawartha Lakes residents lobby for bylaw changes to tackle unruly renters

Some residents in the City of Kawartha Lakes say their peace and tranquility are being disrupted by unruly users of

Condo developers must meet firm move-in dates under new Alberta government rules

Condo developers in Alberta will have to set firm move-in dates for buyers and be prepared to refund deposits if

Condo Smarts: Determinations of negligence can be complicated (BC)

Dear Tony: Our highrise has had a number of waters leaks over the past year relating to toilets, showers, shower

Condo Managers: Licence Application Details Now Available!

As you probably know, the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) is set to start regulating condominium managers and

Real estate watchdog issues public alert on Langley condo development (BC)

B.C.’s real estate watchdog has issued its first public consumer alert in four years, following a B.C. Supreme Court decision

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Are There Any Exceptions to the Requirements in the New Condominium Act? (ON)

As many of our readers know, the new Condominium Act (the “Act”) amendments that are soon to be in effect

Update on the Discipline Process under the CMSA

One of the more unsettling changes for condominium managers coming under the Condominium Management Services Act (“CMSA”) is obviously the

New rules to better protect condo owners, buyers on the way in 2018 (AB)

The Notley government plans to roll out new rules next year that aim to better protect the owners and buyers

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Malaysia: Ministry proposes for strata maintenance charges to be included in assessment

The Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government has proposed for strata housing maintenance charges to be included in

Philippines: Condo community brings fun and learning to kids

Taking advantage of children’s strong yearning for new knowledge and skills, Zinnia Towers in North EDSA, Quezon City recently held

Singapore: What to look for when buying under-construction condos

Buying a property in Singapore is a major investment, and buying a building-under-development BUC properties heightens the risk. There’s no