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Small victories (ID)

During an irrigation fee analysis earlier this summer, the City of Victor revealed a clerical error that meant the residents

Restrictions on bathrooms could lead to violation

Q: One member of our condominium association’s board of directors wants to adopt a rule for our clubhouse bathrooms saying

Neighborhood gator’s removal involves city police, upsets residents (SC)

Some in Conway’s Ridgewood West neighborhood are grieving the loss of its popular alligator, Earl, and a Conway man has

Community associations need to be hurricane-proof, too

As Mike Tyson said, “Everybody’s got a plan until they get hit.” This hurricane season is confirming the need for

Chalet Village seeks to rebuild Firewise (TN)

One of the Gatlinburg neighborhoods hit hard by the November 2016 wildfires is trying to rebuild and landscape in a

Condominium in Memorial struggling with post-Harvey destruction (TX)

Residents living in The Pines Condominiums in Memorial woke up to a surprise the Monday morning Harvey dumped devastating rainfall

Seniors snagged in Villas of Newtown negotiations over historic farmhouse (PA

The township has always understood that the homeowners association would be part of any eventual agreement, said Ferguson, and representatives

Fire Destroys Condo Building At Lake Of The Ozarks (MO)

A charred frame is all that’s left of a Lake of the Ozarks condo/resort, after it was devastated by fire

Condo Residents Discover That Home Ownership Is No Guarantee Against Displacement in Portland’s Housing Market (OR)

Maricela Ramirez’s story is a familiar one in today’s Portland.  She came to Oregon more than a decade ago from

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Unpaid Assessments: Liens & Personal Obligations – Part I

Under state law in Washington and Oregon, Condominium and Homeowner Associations have the authority to adopt and amend budgets, and

Artificial Intelligence: Boon or Bust for Property Managers?

This summer, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made headlines when he called artificial intelligence (AI) an existential threat to mankind, predicting

Common Problems in Your HOA: Mold

Whether the buildings in your HOA community are old or new, mold is a common problem in moist climates. This

The Condo Association Board Prosecutor Profile

Is your community lawless? Are your rules out of date and unenforced? If so, that means you probably don’t have

What Should You Know About HOA Dues?

According to Realtor.com, the average HOA fee (also known as a due) was between $200 and $300 per month for

HOA Volunteer Immunity and the Standard of Care

Unfortunately, one of the most persistent and justifiable worries of volunteer HOA board directors is their vulnerability to lawsuits. In

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Michigan Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of HOA in Short-Term Rental Ban

Short-term rental websites such as AirBNB, Booking.com, FlipKey, HomeAway, Homestay, House Trip, Roomorama, Tripping.com, Trivago, VBRO and VayStays have become

Maryland Developer Declaration Does Not Establish Assessment Lien

A developer’s Declaration notifies the purchaser of the property of a potential lien for unpaid assessments, but is not sufficient

No Trespassing, Except to Retrieve Golf Balls: Florida’s Interesting Legal Take on Property Law and Golfers.

Thanks to the Internet and social media, you’ve no doubt heard some of the collection of strange laws to be

What is the bank’s obligation to pay assessments under the Michigan Condominium Act after a foreclosure?

MCL 559.169 allows for a Michigan condominium association to impose assessments against all co-owners in order to pay for the

Tom Kelly: Condo financing taking dead aim on renters

But the big question behind condo and alternative housing is financing. Will lenders bend their conservative outlook toward condos to

HOA Not Entitled To Fees Where Gist Of Successor Homeowner’s Suit Was Fraud Based (CA)

In Mims v. Park Hill on Pepper Avenue Community Association, Case No. E065990 (4th Dist., Div. 2 Sept. 13, 2017)

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How Concierge-Style Condo Buildings Threaten Independent Living

Some independent living communities’ biggest competitors could soon become a condo building down the street.  That was among the insights

Investigate strata pesticide use

On one side of the street we hold workshops teaching the public how to increase habitat for pollinators, and on

Our view: Justice for Walnut Tree (NC)

Residents of the Walnut Tree community in Stokes County have a raw deal, receiving problem-plagued water and sewer service from

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Condo Smarts: Better to find solutions before a crisis occurs

Dear Tony: Our strata discovered that a pipe in a wall between my unit and a neighbour’ s unit had

Owner won’t grant access to strata lot

Dear Tony: What happens when an owner will not grant access to a strata lot? We have a reclusive owner

Strata handyman informs and entertains neighbours on Twitter (BC)

A Vancouver man fed up with the management of his strata is taking to Twitter to keep his neighbours informed,

Developer of cancelled Cambie condo could face legal backlash, says lawyer (BC)

A cancelled development along the Cambie Street corridor could set the stage for a costly legal challenge, a lawyer says.

Condo Smarts: Rental bylaws may deter property speculators

Dear Tony: Our strata is considering a rental bylaw that limits the number of rentals to 10 out of 100

Leaflets on doors belong to the condos’ owners

Q: Owners in my building have placed leaflets on each unit’s door handle, advertising a condominium community website. One of

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Is it Time to Amalgamate?

There is just over a month to go until the amendments to the Condominium Act, 1998, come into force (unless

The Philosopher and the Developer: Pluralist Moral Theory and the Law of Condominium

This paper analyzes the evolving law of condominium from the perspective of the moral philosophy of property, focusing in particular

Investigate strata pesticide use

On one side of the street we hold workshops teaching the public how to increase habitat for pollinators, and on

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Malaysia: Don’t take strata by-laws lightly, urges prop management firm head

Burgess Rawson Malaysia managing director Wong Kok Soo has urged owners and tenants of stratified development not to take the

Bangkok condo’s ‘helpful’ form for tenants bringing ‘ladyboys’ to their room

One Bangkok condo appears to be going the extra mile to protect their tenants by providing them with a form

Philippines: 3 perish as fire strikes Tondo neighborhood, Binondo condo

Three individuals, including a three-year-old child perished when fire struck a residential area in Tondo, Manila Wednesday afternoon, and a