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Grand jury calls Florida agency inept and ill-suited to probe condo complaints

In Pasco County, residents of one community were shocked when their homeowners association approved a special assessment for new roofs

County, residents duel over elk feeding (ID)

Controversy over private feeding of elk has erupted at Golden Eagle subdivision, with misdemeanor citations issued against two residents there

Multiple calls to fix growing sinkhole gone unanswered (LA)

There’s a sinkhole in Richard Bigelow’s backyard that’s been growing since April. He says he’s given the parish plenty of

Seawall Decision Divides Condo Owners, Legislators (MA)

A recommendation by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection is causing friction between state legislators and a number of New

Woods Landing Association earns Best Community Board award (NJ)

The Horizons at Woods Landing development in Mays Landing has endured a dramatic roller coaster ride since construction began on

‘Concerns’ Among Homeowners as ‘Captain Jack LLC’ Now Owns More Than 10 Percent of Heritage Hill Condos (CT)

Though it remains unclear what designs, if any, a New Canaan man has on the Heritage Hill Road condominiums that

Tornado damage forces condo owners out of North Side complex for “upwards of a year” (TX)

It’s been four days since five tornados hit the area, and now people living at some North Side condominiums are

Family forced from home over $150 HOA fee (FL)

A Hillsborough County judge handed down a heartbreaking decision for a Riverview family. The Lopezes are being forced from their

Aliso Creek banks in Lake Forest losing ground after storms (CA)

John Pherrin approached the western bank of Aliso Creek near his home in the Woodside neighborhood and noted the changes.

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How To Create an Effective Newsletter for your HOA

In today’s hectic world, very few find the time to seek out information concerning news and events in their community;

The Accidental Employee

Many homeowner associations employ hired help to perform various functions for the association (e.g., management, maintenance, landscaping, bookkeeping, etc.). Associations

New Software Keeps Managers on a Shorter Leash

Maria Palumbo was getting an earful. The shareholders at Carmil Apartments, a 100-unit, two-building co-op in Kew Gardens, Queens, were

Condo Association Hearing Tips for Owners

The dreaded hearing. For whatever reason – maybe legitimate, maybe not – your Board has issued a hearing with your

How to deal with a weak homeowners association

Reader Question: Our homeowner’s association has bylaws. The HOA is not proactive in enforcing them and has allowed residents to

Best practices for condo boards to plan for future building repairs

Q: We live in a condo building of 56 units. We have a reserve fund marked for separate items like

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Duran says she’ll monitor GOP bill to steer construction complaints to arbitration (CO)

House Speaker Crisanta Duran said this week she intends to monitor a Republican-sponsored Senate bill aimed at encouraging construction of

Coalition of Colorado Mayors Calls on Legislatures to Pass Senate Bill 156

A bipartisan coalition of metro area mayors in Colorado called on legislatures to pass the Republican-sponsored Senate Bill 156, described

MI Court Validates Foreclosure Sale Under the Doctrine of Substantial Compliance

On February 14, 2017, the Michigan Court of Appeals issued an unpublished opinion in the matter of Miehlke v Bayview

APV counsel: Homeowners’ claims not valid (FL)

While homeowners in Poinciana have filed suit against their homeowners association, the Association of Poinciana Villages (APV), the HOA’s lawyers

Judge turns away dismissal motion, says condo member averred legitimate breach of contract claim (PA)

A federal judge decided that one member of a Bucks County condominium association had raised a legitimate claim to breach

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

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Latest (and Greatest) Colorado Construction Defect Reform Bill—SB17-156

The lack of more affordable housing in Colorado has been well documented over the last several years, and there have

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,

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Burlington reaches settlement agreement over condo lawsuit

The city has reached a settlement agreement with a condo corporation that’s suing the municipality over structural problems in its

Vandals Trash Mezuzahs And Scrawl Swastika At Toronto Condo

Yellow Post-it notes with hand-drawn swastikas and anti-Semitic language were stuck on the doors of a Toronto condominium building with

Condo residents under siege (BC)

Residents of a condo building on Calgary Avenue in Penticton say they are fed up with ongoing thefts from their

Condo Smarts: Airbnb a business, not a rental

Dear Tony: We purchased our condo in 2013 with the understanding that our strata corporation could not impose any rental

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

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Summary of Draft Regulations under the Condominium Act – Director Training

As we noted in a previous blog, the province has published a Summary of the first phase of the proposed

Draft Reg#2 – Part 4

The draft regulations also address another issue that causes a lot of disputes in condominiums – record requests. It also

Draft Reg#2 – Part 3

The draft regulations also address issues like notices of meeting, voting, quorum, board meetings by electronic means, and voting thresholds