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Crumbling streets get $3.8M facelift (MI)

Street repairs totaling $3.8 million are occurring across Canton this summer, ridding some neighborhoods of crumbling pavement and car-rattling potholes.

Police execute search warrants in HOA case (NC)

Police detectives took 14 file cabinets containing legal documents, 55 boxes of files and computer memory from seven machines on

In a crisis, condo board needs its own attorney

My sister and her husband own a condo in a development where a deck recently collapsed. The resident on the

Singapore: Dad wants grilles to keep kids safe, but management of condo says no

When he bought a $2 million double-storey penthouse at 19 Shelford condominium, off Adam Road, in February, he thought he

McKinney Homeowner Fights Back When HOA Cracks Down On Political Signs (TX)

A McKinney homeowner says his freedom of speech is under attack after his HOA cracked down on political signs in

City will give condo pass on $1 million water bill (GA)

It’s a story that will make your blood boil if you’re a city of Atlanta taxpayer.  A condo in one

Wealthy California Neighborhood Still Has ‘Whites Only’ Ownership Rule from 1959

A wealthy El Dorado Hills, California neighborhood still has racist rules banning non-whites from owning homes.  According to CBS 13,

Boynton condo owners latest to fight CrossFit noises, room shaking (FL)

Casa Costa, formerly known as Promenade, on Federal Highway in Boynton Beach is a retail development with views of the

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Park It In a Good Space (IL)

As any Chicago resident with a motor vehicle knows, from the expensive park-per-day prices to the difficulty of parallel parking,

Associations Should Utilize Proper Vetting Protocols When Considering Service and Emotional Support Animal Requests

Disagreements over service animals have consistently ranked among the most prevalent types of disputes that arise between community associations and

Hot Topics in Community Association Law: Attack of the Drones

Given the ever-changing world in which we live, it is important for community associations to at least try to keep

Are Condominium Unit Owners Required to Carry Insurance? (FL)

In 2009, there was an explicit provision in the Condominium Act that required unit owners to carry insurance, but that

Limited Residential Lodging (e.g. Airbnb) – Is It Allowed in Your Association? (VA)

What exactly is limited residential lodging? It is, in essence, renting of rooms or entire homes or condo units for

Robot Security Guards in Condo Associations

Safety and security is a serious topic. First and foremost, you need a good security plan. Typically there are numerous

Architectural Control, What Can an HOA Actually Enforce?

Architectural Control is one of the key reasons people either choose to live in or run from an HOA. Some

Avoiding Discrimination Under the Fair Housing Act

Your condo association would never dream of turning away potential condo owners based on their race, religion, or familial status,

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Bank of America v. Kipps Colony II Condominium Association, Inc.: What Does It Mean for Attorneys? (FL)

The recent case of Bank of America, N.A. v. Kipps Colony II Condominium Association, Inc., — So. 3d —-, 2016

Condominium Assessment Liens in Florida, Part III: Assessment Foreclosure Actions

A condominium association’s governing documents in conjunction with Section 718.116, Florida Statutes, are the genesis of the condominium association’s authority

HUD Reaches Agreement With Florida Condo Association in Disability Discrimination Case

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today an agreement with Delvista Towers Condominium Association, Inc., of

Outside attorneys: Dunwoody Homeowners Association members on city boards is conflict of interest (GA)

The outside attorneys the Dunwoody City Council hired in June to weigh in on its directive that members of the

New laws change condo association management (NH)

This is Part II of legislative changes to the Condominium Act that went into effect Aug. 1. The caveat is

The Condominium Fire Sprinkler Retrofit – A Continuing Saga (FL)

Each week, I receive a multitude of calls and e-mails from condominium association clients, and non-clients alike, regarding the condominium

Insurance dispute at trial in Judge Crowder’s courtroom (IL)

According to the complaint, a fire severely damaged the condominium structure on June 20, 2012. At the time of the

Bethany Marina Townhouses Ph. II Condo. Inc. v. BMIG, (DE)

After several years of not completing outstanding condominium units, and for nonpayment of boat-slip fees, the condominium association motioned for

Op/Ed Columns

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Editorial: Mount Vintage HOA saves North Augusta area golf course (SC)

It’s not every day when neighbors band together to achieve a common goal, but when they do it is noteworthy.

Sherman letter: HOAs (ID)

Regarding HOAs from hell, some very big points. HOAs are comprised of every homeowner in a community, not mysterious evil

MISSOURIAN EDITORIAL: Without accountability, homeowners associations run amok

When they function as they’re supposed to, homeowners associations ensure neighborhood standards, property values and goodwill. Because many associations maintain

More oversight needed for homeowners association boards

When they function as they’re supposed to, homeowners associations ensure neighborhood standards, property values and goodwill. Because many associations maintain

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Lawsuit targets Ontario’s $4-billion syndicated mortgage industry

Investors have launched a proposed class action against a high-profile Toronto-area condo development firm, with projects across Canada, that raises

View d’état: Condo owners do not own their view

Q: I read an article that you wrote in 2014 stating that condo owners do not own their view. In

Toronto condo board’s pet ban sparks vigorous debate

Condominiums and dogs are inseparable from most street-level views in downtown Toronto. Whether canines are allowed through the front door

Realty Assessments – Should You Consider an Appeal?

Condominium common elements are generally exempt from realty assessment and taxation, subject to certain exceptions noted in Section 15 of

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Ambiguous Condo Docs Cause Another Dispute

I’m often asked to review condominium documents because the language used is not clear. One reason is the legalese used

Human Rights Complaint About Condo Board Meetings in Mandarin Settled

In a prior blog post we wrote about a group of condominium unit owners in British Columbia who filed a

Passing Bylaws

Meeting quorum for the election of Condo Board of Directors means gathering representation from at least 25% of owners. Just

Electric Vehicles Are No Longer a Passing Fad (ON)

Electric Vehicles (EV) sales, particularly in Ontario, are poised for a big jump in the next couple of years. Up