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Condo owners concerned about cement dust from Ohio River Bridges Project (IN)

As the Ohio River Bridges Project nears completion, it’s no secret motorists are more than ready, but people that call

Honeybee Canyon trail access taken to court (AZ)

The decision to shut down access to the popular Honey Bee trail system in Oro Valley was in court Friday.

OH: Debate ongoing about water levels at Mystic Pointe subdivision lake

What began as complaints from residents in the Mystic Pointe neighborhood about water encroaching on their backyards, now has a

Condo owners in sinking Millennium Tower estimate homes worth $0 (CA)

Multi-million dollar condos in the Millennium Tower may now be worth zilch.  More than 160 condo owners — including tech

Former condo owners allege they’re victims of wrongful foreclosures

The couple are among dozens of former homeowners who are challenging the condominium foreclosure law in numerous lawsuits in state

Four Seasons residents await response from Woodland Park officials about decreasing water standby fees

Residents who live in the Four Seasons at Great Notch 55 and older housing complex are asking borough officials to

San Matera condo group settles with Kolter for $22.5 million (FL)

A trial that posed one of the biggest logistical challenges in Palm Beach County legal history was over before it

People in Sun City Summerlin fed up with coyote attacks

People in Sun City Summerlin are on edge after coyotes have attacked their family pets. People living in the neighborhood

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Don’t Cut Cost Corners: Putting Off Expenses Can Cause Your Building Big Problems

Small co-ops and condos face a special set of challenges relative to controlling expenses. The building has to be heated,

HOA Management: Creating a Strategic Plan for Your Community

A strategic plan is a valuable resource, especially for large or aging communities. In this article, we will outline exactly

Neutrality

Association boards deal with a variety of unit owner behaviors and personalities. Some are positive, some are negative, and some

Things to know before buying in a homeowners’ association

Nearly a quarter of Americans live in communities governed by some type of homeowners’ associations (HOA), according to a 2013

Should Your Condo Association Offer Short-Term Rentals?

Things are being changed around in the condo association industry now that we have services like Airbnb that offer short-term

4 Tips to Improve HOA Board Harmony

A productive HOA is a harmonious HOA. If people are arguing and ignoring each other, work can’t get done. If

3 Ways Community Management Adds Value

Deciding whether or not to work with a homeowners association management company is an important question that faces every HOA

New Condo Board: Transition is Important

Question: I have just been elected President of our new condominium. Our new board of directors have just taken over

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Ruling Quashes Lingering Questions on Partial Payments to Condo Associations (FL)

Two years ago a ruling by the state’s Second District Court of Appeal created a major wrinkle in the acceptance

Six years on, Kolter Signature Homes lawsuit goes to trial

After six years of legal maneuvering one of the longest-running cases over faulty construction in Florida is finally going to

Maryland Condo and HOA Resale Disclosure Law Revised

New resale disclosure requirements for Maryland condominiums and homeowner associations apply beginning October 1, 2016. Condos will now be required

The Earth Movement Exclusion: How Does it Affect Construction Defect Cases?

One of the biggest considerations for parties on both sides of any lawsuit is whether insurance coverage will apply to

Fla. App. Court (2nd DCA) Holds Non-Party HOA Not Subject to Foreclosure, HOA Lien Not Limited

The District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida, Second District, recently reversed a summary judgment in favor of

Appalachian Highlands Ventures alleged to owe fees to condo owners association (WV)

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege they have suffered financial damages for not collecting payment for the defendants’ general

New Fair Housing Act Regulations Become Effective October 14, 2016

Last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released final regulations related to quid pro quo and

New FHA Rules to Create New Association Duties

On September 13, HUD released new rules for the Fair Housing Act (FHA) that will impact community associations. Under these

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Cities, associations can protect residents from Zika (FL)

Government officials, homeowners and condominium association boards, and golf course maintenance professionals must look at a variety of sophisticated initiatives.

Another View: Unfair taxation taking toll on condo owners (PA)

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

HOAs, foreclosures and property rights (NV)

Your Sunday editorial, “Super liens: What about property rights?” really missed the mark. It was easy for you to make

EDITORIAL: Super liens – Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Nevada Supreme Court made a major mistake in 2014 when it ruled that home-owners associations could wipe out a

Canadian Condo (Strata) & HOA News

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Police searching for suspect in condo rental fraud scheme

Toronto Police are searching for a 58-year-old suspect who has allegedly posed as a landlord to rent out condo units

Condo Smarts: Stratas should audit Air Space Parcel agreements

Dear Tony: Our strata is a combination of condos, a hotel and businesses on the ground floor. We share some

Woman with Alzheimer’s disease risks losing dog she relies on due to condo policy

“This animal isn’t a pet,” Murray said. “I had him registered with Service Dogs of Canada, as the law stated.

Condo Questions: Owners should insure against loss of rental income

Q: My condo unit has been under repair for the past two months due to water seepage. During this time,

Canadian Condo & HOA Articles

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Competition Bureau Investigation: How Should Corporations Respond?

It’s no secret that there has been a significant rise of condominium living in Canada, particularly in the Greater Toronto

Ontario Court of Appeal Recognizes that “Business Judgment Rule” Applies to Condominium Board Decisions

In a couple of prior blog posts, we blogged about a case (3716724 Canada Inc. v. CCC No. 375), where

Neighbour vs. Neighbour

Lifestyle clashes are inevitable when people of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds live on top of each other in a

Condo Water Leaks

Often when there is a leak in a condominium unit, there is an assumption that the leak emanated from the