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Dear Monty: 3 options for homeowners in a weak homeowners association

More Content Now Reader Question: Our homeowner’s association (HOA) has bylaws. The HOA is not proactive in enforcing them and

High Rise Fire at Boca condo complex (FL)

Residents were evacuated after a fire at a Boca condo complex Tuesday night. Fire crews responded to reports of a

Massive fire breaks out at troubled Tymber Skan condo complex (FL)

A massive fire broke out Tuesday morning at the troubled Tymber Skan condominium complex in Orange County, fire officials said.

Man asked to leave condo after mold found (NV)

A Las Vegas family said they have nowhere to go after a crew started tearing open the walls of their

Tornado rips through upscale Alamo Heights-area condo complex (TX)

Chainsaws were buzzing Monday morning in the courtyards of Chateaux Dijon, an upscale condominium complex in the Alamo Heights area

Litigation heats up at downtown Miami’s Vizcayne condo complex(FL)

Tally up another construction defect lawsuit for downtown Miami’s two 49-story Vizcayne condo buildings.  The south tower’s condo association just

Was security guard in “Pokemon Go” killing allowed to be armed? One side says yes, the other says no (VA)

Despite the many details that have emerged since 60-year-old Jiansheng Chen was shot and killed by a security guard last

Geese hanging out at N.J. Wawa upset condo owners

Condo owners are squawking about the gaggle of geese – apparently attracted to a nearby convenience store named for them

1 dead, 11 displaced in East Side condo fire, officials say (WI)

One person died early Sunday from a fire in a unit of an East Side condo building, the Madison Fire

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Need a loan? Show lenders your association is a worthy investment

As spring weather approaches, big-ticket construction and repairs are coming up at many community associations. So is taking out a

Three Reasons to Buy in an Established Condo Association

When you are Condo shopping, there’s a tendency to want to see the newest and best construction. New buildings will

Tips to Voice your Concerns and Get Results in your Community

Disagreements among homeowners and fellow board members are bound to happen. However, that’s not always a bad thing. When they’re

HOA Homefront: The board balancing act

The ancient Chinese concept of yin and yang deals with opposite and inseparable forces. Common interest developments, or homeowner associations,

Hiring An Owner’s Rep: Save Time, Money and Peace of Mind

When an Association’s Board of Directors begin exploring a new construction project, oftentimes the cost of the endeavor is at

Ethics at the condo, Part II

Ethics is not just a matter of following the law. Slavery and apartheid were at one time legal, but most

Legal & Legislative News & Articles

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Bill In the MD General Assembly Would Permit Restrictions and Prohibitions On Smoking By Condos, HOAs

House Bill 500, now pending the Maryland General Assembly, provides for a proposed amendment to Section 11-104 of the Maryland

The Latest Construction Defect Bill Requires Notice, Disclosure, and Approval Prior to Commencing an Action (CO)

Prior to the beginning of the 2017 Legislative Session, the legislature promised to address construction defect reform. True to their

Court Narrows Defenses in Covenant Enforcement Action (FL)

When faced with an enforcement action by a community association, owners often argue the association is selectively enforcing the covenants.

A Win for Co-ops and Condos (and Landlords) on Water Credits (NY)

Co-ops and condos are at a notorious disadvantage to small homeowners when it comes to paying property taxes. But not

Hovious v. Bridgewater Homeowners Association, Inc. (In re Hovious)

The bankruptcy court enters judgment in favor of the debtor and against the home owners’ association but does not award

Can a piecemeal approach get Colorado to construction defects reform?

For years now, construction defects reform has been a top priority for city officials, for affordable housing advocates, for builders

Op/Ed Columns

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Promote fire safety, not substandard condo housing for the elderly

Ellyn Setnor Bogdanoff, a paid lobbyist of Florida condominium associations, in an op-ed on Feb. 14, advocated for a bill

The Super-Priority Saga Continues – Nevada Supreme Court Holds That NRS 116’s Notice Provisions Are Constitutional

The Nevada Supreme Court and the federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals have different rulings on the same statute. So,

Why the Florida Legislature Needs to Fix Condo Sprinkler-System Problem

For more than a decade older high-rise condominiums throughout Florida have been discussing, debating, and exercising their legal rights with

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Keep the peace in condo land (and avoid going to court) with this lawyer’s tips

On Monday, CBC brought you the story of Jayne Pilot, a Brampton woman who was handed a court summons from

Court delays plague strata wind-up attempt

A petition to wind up a strata corporation and allow a 30-unit residential building to be sold to a numbered

‘I feel bullied,’ says condo owner taken to court over backyard garden items not allowed in bylaws

An Ontario woman says a dispute with her condo board and property management company over minor garden infractions has left

Fire damages west end condo complex (AB)

Residents of a west end condo complex were sent scrambling Thursday morning due to fire.  Fire officials were called to

Coquitlam strata corporation seeks dissolution under Bill 40

Owners in a 58-unit condominium development are petitioning the British Columbia Supreme Court (BCSC) to dissolve their Coquitlam strata corporation

Summary of New Regulations Now Available

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost here!  A detailed summary of the proposed amendments to the regulations

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How condo maintenance fees are calculated and spent (ON)

There are more than 2,500 registered condominium corporations in the City of Toronto. While those condominiums may range from skyscrapers

Three Reasons to Buy in an Established Condo Association

When you are Condo shopping, there’s a tendency to want to see the newest and best construction. New buildings will

Is your Self-Managed Condominium Corporation exempt from the new licensing requirements under the CMSA?

As described in our last blog dealing with the impact of the CMSA on self managed condominiums, section 35 of