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‘Condo crime family’ pleads guilty to felonies Trio must surrender HOA-management licenses (FL)

After nearly 20 years and more than 30 complaints to the state with allegations ranging from rigging elections to stealing

Former Kansas City HOA treasurer gets probation for stealing more than $100,000 (MO)

The former treasurer of a Kansas City homeowners association who admitted to stealing more than $100,000 from her HOA has

Losing ‘resident’ access through security gate (FL)

Some residents of one gated Martin County neighborhood are angry about losing a lane of access to their homes.  Crane

Condo residents to lose electricity in Prince George’s Co. (MD)

On Monday, dozens of families in Prince George’s County were told their electricity will be shut off on Oct. 25.

4 hospitalized, 20 displaced in Bellevue condo fire (WA)

Authorities say four people have been hospitalized and about 20 people have been displaced as the result of a blaze

Whitewater Creek deer debate continues (GA)

Whitewater Creek residents packed a contentious homeowners association meeting last week to continue debating whether the HOA can authorize the

Residents of collapsed Fairfax Co. condo face months of repairs (VA)

Residents in 32 units of an eight-story condominium building in the Alexandria portion of Fairfax County will likely remain out

HOAs: What can managers spend, and should they run elections?

Q:  Should the homeowners association board conduct the election meeting, allowing the manager to assist, advise and count ballots or

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Raising a Family in a High-Rise – How Communities are Making it Easier

When a lot of people think about high-rise living, they don’t necessarily jump to the idea of families in high-rises.

Improving Cyber Security for Your HOA

You may think that only big businesses with millions of dollars are at risk for a cyber hack, but that

HOA Move In & Move Out Policy

When residents move in and move out, particularly in common wall homeowner associations, proper planning is called for. Below are

These are the Five People You’ll Meet at the Annual HOA Board Meeting. Which One Are You?

You’ve received your annual meeting notice and you may be wondering, should I go and what is this about? The

Fiber to the Home – Should you have it in your Community?

Many condominium and homeowner associations have bulk cable agreements in Florida. This can be a great benefit to the owners

6 ways to manage a successful homeowners’ association

It is always a convenient option to form a group of like-minded people, chosen by the rest of the residents

Don’t be confused when it comes to condo insurance

Condominium insurance is often misunderstood, and for good reason.  Typically, owners are protected under two insurance policies: a master policy

For the People, By the Homeowners: HOA Board Governance in a Nutshell

Community associations have a lot in common with municipal governments. As members of a governing body — and typically also

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HOA asks court to reconsider North Strabane psych facility (PA)

A legal matter between North Strabane Township and a psychiatric facility trying to move into the township has been decided

$10.1 Million Settlement in Negligent Security Case Involving Father Paralyzed in Shooting (FL)

The homeowners association, property manager, and other related entities at a Miami townhome community have agreed to pay more than

Don’t Delay: No Change in the December 1, 2016 Deadline for Compliance with the Department of Labor’s Final Rule on Overtime

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires employers to pay employees at the rate of one and half times their

New Arizona Law Could Affect Homeowner Associations

Governor Ducey signed SB1350 on June 12, 2016, and it becomes effective January 1, 2017. The bill prohibits municipalities from

What Did That Say?? Political Signs & Free Speech (WA)

It is often said that this U.S. presidential election has been the most polarizing election in modern times, if not

Proposed Amendment to the MI Condo Act: House Bill 5980 would require mediation of disputes prior to initiating litigation

Michigan House Bill 5980 was introduced on October 19, 2016. House Bill 5980 would amend MCL 559.154, Section 54 of

2017 Legal Update for Homeowners Associations (FL)

INTRODUCTION: In the 2016 Legislative Session, 44 Bills which related to Community Association operations in Florida were brought before various

Condo Association Snow Removal Contracts Affected by New Liability Limitation Act (IL)

On August 25, the Snow Removal Service Liability Limitation Act became effective. This act voids certain indemnity agreements that are

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FHA Proposes Condominium Rules Update (CAI)

On September 27, 2016, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released a proposed regulatory update to its condominium unit mortgage insurance

Keep Condo Fees Out of Credit Reporting

Equifax, one of the major consumer credit reporting bureaus, announced recently that it will begin including the common area fees

The Michigan Condominium Act: Time for a Change

The Michigan Condominium Act was enacted in 1978 and is now over thirty-five years old. While significant amendments were made

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Condo Questions: Information should be freely available to condo owners

Q: Our 25-year-old condominium complex has a board composed of original owners. Some of these board members have openly stated

Proposed Alberta condo legislation would ‘bankrupt’ industry, developer warns

A high-profile Canadian developer says he’ll stop building in Alberta if the government passes a proposed condo regulation that calls

SkyCity condo tower developer faces overvaluation lawsuits

The developer of what is slated to be the highest tower in Winnipeg has been slapped with three class-action lawsuits

Alberta proposing stricter rules to help buyers bound by condo construction delays

The Alberta government is proposing strict regulations that will help protect condo buyers frustrated with construction delays.  The rules would

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Owners Sue Condo Association Over Condo Rules Restricting Co-ed Swimming

Several condo owners in New Jersey have commenced a lawsuit against the community association after it instituted rules that restrict

Medical Marijuana – The Next Issue

Medical Marijuana has arrived. Someone with a medical need is now able to obtain a prescription for marijuana. And, as

Condo Owners And Managers Need To Be On Guard Against Fraud

The victims of a Toronto property management company executive who borrowed millions of dollars against several condominium corporations then fled

Five top talking points for condo communities: Make the most of communication spending with money-saving campaigns

The number one complaint at a condominium corporation’s annual general meeting (AGM) is quite often poor communication. On the one