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New owners are liable for past-due assessments (FL)

Question: Our HOA recently discovered that two houses in our development had closings without receiving estoppels. An attorney handling one

Architecture committee to start Spring Creek property reviews (NV)

Spring Creek homeowners might get more letters about compliance from the Spring Creek Association Committee of Architecture after its September

Soaring trash fees for L.A. condos, apartment buildings spark outrage (CA)

El Sereno resident Scott Toland is another unhappy customer of L.A.’s new refuse and recycling program.  Toland recently learned that

A Nob Hill condo complex is making great progress after a fire gutted their building last year (NM)

This was the scene of a massive blaze that gutted a condo complex last winter, It was only days from

Tension increases in HOA dispute as critical sign remains in residents’ yard (CO)

Disagreements between a Loveland couple and their neighborhood homeowners association have escalated while a sign attacking the association remains displayed

Fire at Park Ridge condominium complex displaces about 50 (NJ)

A fire at a Park Ridge condominium complex displaced about 50 people on Friday night, a fire official said.  No

Mayor says city will look into concerns of Parkway Gardens residents (CA)

Mayor Harry Price says the city will try to follow up on concerns three Parkway Gardens residents raised involving the

HOA Homefront: Is our mobile-home park an HOA?

Q: How is it legal for a mobile-home park HOA to be registered with the government as a condominium association?

Yacht Club at Portofino sues to evict city of Miami Beach over nonpayment for repairs (FL)

A dispute over nearly $900,000 in building repairs, between the condominium association for the Yacht Club at Portofino and the

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Creating community: from developers to community associations

If you are looking for a newly built home in San Diego County, the odds are that home will be

What to Do When Your HOA Oversteps Its Bounds

A Home Owners Association (HOA) sets many rules and restrictions for homeowners. Regulations usually deal with architectural or landscaping restrictions

HOA Board Liability

As a board member you obviously care about your community and its well-being – good for you! Your community will

Fundamentals of Good Condo Association Management

Running a Condo Association is no simple task. You must manage a budget, keep a building in good repair, fix

The Top 3 Solutions To Help Aging Residents In Your Community

According to the AARP, 87 percent of adults who are 65 and older would choose to age in their current

HOA Bylaws by the Book

As an HOA manager, you know one thing for sure. Getting things in writing (translation: iron-clad legalese) is essential. Since

Legal & Legislative News & Articles

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New laws impact community association financial reporting requirements (FL)

Q: My understanding is there are new laws that impact the annual financial reporting requirements for community associations as well

New Virginia Law Regarding Real Estate For Sale Signs

There seems to be some confusion about this new addition to the resale provisions in the Condominium Act and the

2017 Legislative Update for Florida’s Community Association Laws: Part III

On July 1st, the 2017 amendments to the Florida Statutes affecting community associations became effective. The 2017 legislative amendments to

Electronic Voting Now Authorized in New Jersey Community Associations

One of the overlooked effects of the recent Radburn Legislation is that it now provides statutory authority for New Jersey

Unhappy Property (Manager) Loses in South Carolina

“If you think hiring a professional is expensive, try hiring an amateur.” – Anonymous In South Carolina, as in most

Constantly Changing Condominium Laws (IL)

A recent opinion from the Illinois’ First Appellate District, Country Club Estates Condominium Assoc. v. Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC, 2017

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HamRadioNow: It Ain’t Parity Until We Say It’s Parity

The Amateur Radio Parity Act drew plenty of critics in its original form (HR 1301, the early days) from hams

Southwood HOA Caves on Flag Mailboxes, Bass Mailboxes Coming Soon

In a campaign reminiscent of Rambo: First Blood, a Tallahassee military vet successfully waged his own private media war against

Time for a review of the Strata Property Act (BC)

Increasing numbers of British Columbians live in multi-family developments which are run as strata corporations. Currently, there at over 30,000

Canadian Condo (Strata) & HOA News

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Condo Questions: Eviction a proven solution for troublesome tenants

Q: We have had more than one bad or disruptive tenant in our condo complex, specifically the rental units. At

Fight over nine-inch railings nails strata owners with big bill (BC)

A strata dispute over about $30,000 in rooftop renovations has dragged through the courts and morphed into a bitter debate

King Coho condo owners get chance to look over sewer takeover (BC)

Owners of condos at the King Coho development in Little River are being invited to an Aug. 24 meeting to

Strata that seeks profit might have to pay income tax

Dear Tony: Do strata corporations pay income tax? Our strata negotiated an agreement with a communications provider to lease our

Former property manager gets jail time for Collingwood condo fraud

A Springwater woman was sentence to about four-and-a-half years in jail for defrauding condominium corporations in The Blue Mountains, Barrie

Bobcaygeon homeowner recants his threat to bring in biker club

The owner of a million-dollar mansion near Bobcaygeon has dropped his threat to rent his home to a Montreal biker

Canadian Condo & HOA Articles

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Are you ready? Less than three months to go…

Some of the changes to the Condominium Act, 1998, have received a lot of attention over the past year, like

A condo rule against complaining? Controversial corporation policy likely intended to prevent harassment

Recently, a condominium corporation in Toronto was reported to have enacted a rule which, among other things, sought to limit

Enforcing Single Family Restriction in Condominiums – A Recent Case

In a recent case, Louiseize v. PCC No. 103, a condominium owner who knowingly breached the “private single-family residence” restriction

International Condo, Strata & HOA News

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Jamaica: Law coming for gated complexes to be controlled by Real Estate Board

LEGISLATION is in the works for the Real Estate Board/Commission of Strata Corporations (REB/CSC) to be given the responsibility for

Malaysia: DBKL says condo management can impose rule barring Airbnb

Although the government has declared that Airbnb is legal, apartment and condominium owners may only rent out their units on

Singapore: Condo management sparks row by telling residents they can’t smoke on their balconies

The management agent of the Meadows @ Peirce recently sent out a circular telling residents they should not smoke in