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Eaglebrooke golf club sale is on track despite some opposition (FL)

The Golden Lakes Community Development District (CDD) has signed an agreement to purchase The Club at Eaglebrooke, but the transaction

HOA dispute has escalated to police, private security, lawsuit (CO)

A bitter dispute among members of the homeowners association at the North of Nell has escalated to involve law enforcement,

Condo owners renting out parking spaces Airbnb-style (IL)

Using an app developed in Chicago, Arnold rents one of his spaces to a woman who keeps a car downtown

Privacy prompts Riva Trace decision (FL)

Riva Trace resident Barry Cox captured the picture that tells a thousand words.  On his cell phone, Cox has a

Friction, water issue loom over Club West golf course purchase plan (AZ)

Club West homeowners will learn next week the details of a plan to buy and operate their beleaguered golf course.

Trump Tower condos are now touting the U.S. Secret Service as a ‘new amenity’

Residents of Trump Tower have access to the usual list of luxury building amenities, including a full-time doorman, valet, and

Another condo complex found to have crumbling foundations (CT)

The Ryefield II condominium complex is the latest property in north-central Connecticut to be found to have failing concrete foundations,

Neighbors’ short-term rentals have family in fear of their safety (KY)

A family in eastern Jefferson County said they are concerned for their safety after their neighbor started to allow short-term

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Surveillance Technology: How Much Does Your Building Really Need?

Gone are the days of windowless rooms filled with bulky recording equipment, multiple flickering screens, and file cabinets full of

How to Act Effectively as a New Condo Association Board Member

Learning to be an effective new Condo Board member is a process. While you may come in with the greatest

Ten Key Items that Should Be on Every Community’s Annual Calendar

As a board member or the management company for an association, do you have all your ducks in a row

Comply with Fire Alarm Requirements! (WA)

It’s cold outside, so thoughts turn to fire. As Q13 reported last month, Snohomish County fire officials recently confirmed that

The Importance of Democracy in Your Homeowners Association Community

Homeowners within in a homeowners association possess a right to participate in deciding what will be done about community issues

What Servicers Must Know About HOA/COA Super Liens

Homeowners associations (HOAs) and condo owners associations (COAs) are different breeds altogether. Many servicers incorrectly assume they can service these

What to Do With an Electric Car or Plug-In Hybrid When You Live In a Condo

While the green lifestyle is very appealing to prospective EV owners, the ever important challenge of charging a car is

As Building Code Adoption Increases, Insurance Losses Decrease

Maintaining a safe and secure building is a major concern for property owners and managers. Due to the important role

Legal & Legislative News & Articles

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Lee County Parks and Rec wins in Grand Island case (GA)

A judge ruled against the Grand Island Homeowners Association in its lawsuit against the Lee County Parks and Recreation Department

Miami Beach hotel condo association files Chapter 11, operator vows to reopen

The condominium association for the Sixty Sixty Resort in Miami Beach filed Chapter 11 reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on

Panel OK’s Bill to Establish Election Standards for Homeowners’ Associations (NJ)

An Assembly panel cleared legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Bob Andrzejczak and Bruce Land (D-Cape May, Atlantic, and Cumberland) to establish

Associations Rejoice: Florida Appellate Courts Breathe New Life into Controlling Documents for Community Associations

It has been commonplace in Florida for condominium owners or homeowners to move into a community and then challenge the

Kean Bill Regarding Conflicts of Interest Clears Committee (NJ)

The measure prohibits an officer or board member from acting in an official capacity in any matter in which they,

IL Supreme Court: Law shields homeowners from suits over snow removal, not ‘unnatural’ ice

The Illinois Supreme Court has put the freeze on certain slip-and-fall suits, by affirming an appellate ruling that the Illinois

MI Ct of App Rules That Deed Restrictions Recorded Outside of the Chain of Title are Unenforceable

In Petersen Financial LLC v Twin Creeks LLC, issued November 22, 2016 (Docket No. 329019) (Published Opinion) the Michigan Court

Failure to Hold Formal Board Votes Dooms Two Charlotte HOAs (NC)

There are times in the practice of homeowners’ association law when courts make rulings with which we as attorneys disagree

Op/Ed Columns

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Cabinet Posts – A Non-Political Commentary

Ben Carson is the wrong pick for HUD Secretary.  Really wrong. He not only knows little-to-nothing about fair housing law,

FHA Reforms Bringing New Risks as Well as Rewards

Now that President Obama has signed Federal Housing Administration condominium reforms into law, it is time to make a clear-eyed

Counties should not make profits on the backs of homeowners (PA)

It is estimated today that some 2.8 million Pennsylvanians are now living in over 10,000 condominium, cooperative and homeowner associations

Letters: Convicted embezzler released from jail

Editor, This is in response to your Friday, Nov. 18 story “Convicted HOA embezzler released from jail.” I live in

Canadian Condo (Strata) & HOA News

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RCMs may have head start in move to licensing

Registered Condominium Managers (RCMs) may be on the fast track to obtaining the license that will soon be required to

Strata act spells out rules for potential conflicts of interest

Dear Tony: Our strata corporation is over 100 units and we are about to start some major construction.  Two of

Lack of strata agents hurting industry, insiders say

The Lower Mainland is in serious need of more licensed strata managers – but persuading people to take up the

Proposed energy code changes target glass boxes (ON)

Fewer glass towers will be appearing in Canadian skylines if proposed changes to the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB)

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Airbnb Is Incompatible with The “Single Family Use” Provision of Most Condo Declarations (ON)

With the growing interest in the “sharing of economy”, Airbnb and other short-term rental websites are often causing headaches within

Condominiums Battle Against Short-Term Rentals

With the growth in the “sharing economy”, many condominiums have been forced to turn their minds to the issue of

Can Condo Owners Lease Out Their Parking Space?

CBC news recently reported on a Uber-style app that connects drivers looking for parking with people who want to lease

How to Make Good Governance Policies for Condo Boards

Policies may not seem like an exciting topic, but they are crucial to the success of any condo board. I