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Future unknown for closed golf course in Gainesville (VA)

With hundreds of houses neatly tucked along a series of quiet cul-de-sacs, the Virginia Oaks neighborhood in Gainesville is like

Crisis Averted: Phoenix Extends Rural Water Shutoff Deadline (AZ)

In a much-anticipated decision, the City of Phoenix announced today it will extend a deadline to allow water-hauling companies to

Make sure association fees are current before the closing (IL)

Q. I am purchasing a condominium from a bank. The condo was a foreclosure property. I have purchased many properties

Neighborhood seeks sanitary district status (VA)

More than 30 residents who live along Wildcat Drive in the Aspen Hill Farms, Aspen Hill Farms Skyview and Lands

Do not eat your veggies — if they are grown in your front yard, Miami Shores says (FL)

Hermine Ricketts and her husband Tom Carroll may grow fruit trees and flowers in the front yard of their Miami

Parking problem pits neighbor against neighbor in HOA battle (FL)

When you drive through the Kings Lake subdivision in southern Hillsborough County, you may notice nice homes, well-kept yard and

P.G. assesses a homeowner $50,000 after seven years of neighbor complaints (CA)

Just steps from the Pacific Grove Butterfly Sanctuary sits a quiet cul-de-sac of small townhomes built about 65 years ago

Collier Twp. Residents Left Frustrated By Dispute Over Snow Removal (PA)

Cummings walked his dog, Bailey, through the Villages of Neville Park Wednesday morning.  He was left frustrated by an email

With insufficient bond withheld, Cades Cove homeowners faced with correcting deficiencies (NC)

When residents of Cades Cove drive to and from their homes each day, they traverse potholes, sinkholes, crumbling pavement and

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Three Reasons to Become an HOA Board Member

Do you have great ideas about how your community can be managed more efficiently?  Would you like to become more

Should your Community Association have a Holiday Party?

With Christmas just around the corner, many community associations are currently planning parties to celebrate the holiday season. Holiday parties

The Business Judgment Rule Is Both Shield and Sword (NY)

Many members of co-op and condo boards sleep well at night because of the Business Judgment Rule. It shields boards

Enforcing Occupancy Requirements in Your Condominium (WI)

If your condominium association documents include restrictions on occupancy (how many people can reside in a unit), be aware of

5 Tips For The Best HOA Financial Management Ever

The range of fiduciary experience between volunteers and elected HOA board members can vary drastically, which is why it helps

Fraud and Embezzlement in Your Association-How to Spot It & How to Avoid It

We aren’t the only ones that have seen this in the news week after week! It has happened; there are

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Case Law Update: Nottingham Village Condo Ass’n v. Pensom: Litigation Evaluation Meetings (MI)

In some condominium governing documents, there are provisions that require a co-owner vote before the association can file a lawsuit.

Maryland Appeals Court Rejects Condo Owner Defamation Claim

A Maryland appeals court has ruled that emails sent to owners in a Baltimore condominium association by the condo President

MI Ct. of App. Rules Against Condo Assn. and Invalidates Special Assessment to Fund Litigation W/o Co-owner Vote as Contrary to Bylaws (MI)

In a recent unpublished Michigan Court of Appeals case entitled Nottingham Village Condominium Association v. John and Jane Doe Pensom,

Royal Pines seeks to dismiss tenant’s suit alleging failure to repair damages (IL)

A condominium seeks to dismiss a tenant’s lawsuit alleging the association failed to make repairs to her unit for more

Persistence Can Lead to Dollars: Preserving the Community Association’s Lien for Delinquent Assessments – Part One (VA)

One of the most common questions we receive from Community Association clients is how do we preserve our lien for

Mountain Law: Colorado court of appeals clarifies aspects of amending restrictive covenants (CO)

Recent Colorado court decisions clarify aspects of amending the declaration of restrictive covenants in common interest communities (CICs).  CICs, which

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Doylestown Station Opposes ‘Hate Has No Home Here’ Flag (PA)

“Hate Has No Home Here.” Who knew five little words could cause so much controversy?  I live in Doylestown Station

Condo residents pay more than fair share (ON)

Earlier this week, Orillia’s Scott Maclagan sounded the alarm about what are known as common-elements condominiums. In such a development

Preserve the American Dream: Protect the Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction and Local Property Tax Deduction

Homeownership is critical to the economy, representing an estimated 15 percent of Gross Domestic Product. Homeownership is also critical to

Canadian Condo (Strata) & HOA News

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Condo Smarts: Don’t make excuses for strata mismanagement

Dear Tony: Our strata consists of four different strata corporations in Richmond that share a clubhouse, recreational facilities, parking and

Hollywood actress gets mixed up in Montreal condo dispute (QC)

One of Montreal’s poshest condominiums is wrangling in court over limitations to the rights of condo owners to rent out

Property managers pen letter to council (BC)

Recent and proposed changes to the community’s short-term rental bylaws and rezoning process have two property management business owners concerned

Condo Smarts: Strata corporations shouldn’t have split costs equally (BC)

Dear Tony: Our strata consists of four different strata corporations in Richmond that share a clubhouse, recreational facilities, parking and

Midtown condo evacuated after carbon monoxide detected in building (ON)

A midtown condo was evacuated early this morning after carbon monoxide was detected in the building.  Toronto Fire Capt. Adrian

Ontario mulling changes to Condo Act in the hopes of increasing electric vehicle adoption

The Ontario government has unveiled proposed changes to the Condominium Act that would make it easier for condo owners to

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CRA Crackdown on Pre-Construction Condo Flips

Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) is taking a close look at assignments of pre-construction condominium agreements of purchase and sale, particularly

How to Complete the New Proxy Form (ON)

The new forms under the “new” Condominium Act were released on November 1, 2017. A month later, the industry is

Amendments coming January 1, 2018 (ON)

It has been a busy six weeks as those in the condo industry learned how to use the new forms,

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Myanmar: Condominium Law rules open market to foreign buyers

After a near two-year wait, the Ministry of Construction has issued rules for the Condominium Law that will open the

Singapore: How to spot an Airbnb unit in your condo (and whether you should tell!)

If you haven’t heard, two Singaporean men have recently been charged on renting out four condominium units for short-term accommodation

Australia: Combustible cladding could see costs soar for thousands of WA strata property owners

Thousands of West Australians are expected to see the value of their apartments plummet and insurance premiums go through the