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Miami Beach condo buyer sues seller and broker over alleged Airbnb misrepresentations

Bahamian investor Martina Abosi wanted to get in on the Airbnb action in Miami Beach to help fund her retirement,

Unit Owners Look To Block Condo Association’s Plans For Rooftop Cellphone Antennas (MD)

The Worcester County Circuit Court has temporarily blocked actions on a lease agreement between an Ocean City condominium association and

Florence community forms HOA to fix damaged Bennett Lake dam (SC)

Lake Bennett in Florence is still empty months after the dam broke during hurricane Matthew.  Bob Lynch and his wife

Riverview couple may get reprieve from foreclosure over $150 association fee (FL)

A Riverview family on the brink of losing their home for failing to pay a $150 homeowners association fee has

Court hearing for Montgomery woman accused of running boarding house

A hearing was held Tuesday morning at the Kendall County Courthouse in Yorkville on the Montgomery woman accused of renting

San Francisco Millennium Tower HOA Files New Lawsuit Over Sinking Skyscraper (CA)

Lawyers representing the sinking San Francisco Millennium Tower homeowners’ association announced a lawsuit against the developer and builders Wednesday.  The

Homeowners Anxious for Hydrants After Massive Fire (NC)

People who live in a Mint Hill neighborhood are anxious to finally have more fire hydrants near their homes.  Last

HOA defrauded of millions accuses law firm of facilitating scheme (NV)

Forty people were arrested and at least three people killed themselves after federal investigators started bulldozing a construction company owner’s

Man cooking turkey in charcoal pit accuses HOA board member of assault (FL)

A man who had dug a pit, filled it with charcoal and was cooking turkey next to the pool at

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Prepare Your Trees for Spring in 4 Easy Steps

New blooms, warm rain, and bright sunshine are just a few reasons to love spring. Sleeping plants slowly awaken and

Aging Condominium updates for an Aging Population

Condominiums are not just for young people, there are many elderly condo residents that bought their units in the 1980’s.

HOA Board Directors: Lone Ranger or Tonto?

Being a person that wants to serve and protect your own interests, you get yourself elected to the board. At

The Bouncy House-Invitation to Liability

Residents in community associations often behave as if they still reside in single family homes. They tend to forget that

Energy Efficiency and your HOA Community

Taking your HOA to a place of energy efficiency doesn’t have to mean accepting a different standard of living. With

Cyber Risk – Your Data is Safe, Until It’s Not…

You’ve undoubtedly read about the high-profile hacks and data breaches that have occurred over the past few years – millions

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Does a New Law Override CC&R Restrictions on “Granny Units? (CA)

Several board members are concerned about changes to the California laws (link is external) that regulate “Accessory Dwelling Units” (sometimes

Chapter 13 Plan, Not Texas Law, Governs HOA Payments

A Texas homeowners association that applied Chapter 13 plan payments first to pre-bankruptcy delinquencies, leading to improper late fees, penalties

Democratic lawmakers, business leaders reach impasse on construction defects legislation (CO)

Construction-defects reform legislation hit a snag as frustrated Democrats accused a group of business leaders and affordable housing advocates of

Paris Meadows, LLC v City of Kentwood: Objecting to the Taxation of Common Elements (MI)

In Michigan the question of whether the common elements of a condominium are taxable appears to be well-settled. In Paris

House of Delegates Passes Bill To Preclude Condo Developers From Limiting Owners Construction Defect Claims (MD)

By a vote of 136-0, the Maryland House of Delegates approved a bill to protect condominium owners’ rights with regard

Don’t forget your Declaration: Appeals Court confirms necessity of the Declaration and Covenants in collection actions (IL)

The First District Appellate Court confirmed that Associations must be careful to enter their Declaration and Covenants regarding Assessment default

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Proposed Estoppel Bill 398 – Unfair And Inequitable To Community Associations (FL)

Senate Bill 398 (“SB 398” or “Bill”) sponsored by Senator Passidomo is making its way through the Florida legislature and

Australia: Time for common sense in the war between Airbnb and strata owners

The Airbnb verses apartment owners’ debate is only going to get more intense.  On one hand we have an aggressive,

Crackdown Needed on Airbnb and Uber alike — piracy business models

In November 2013, I found out that a handful of my New York condo neighbors were renting out their units

Canadian Condo (Strata) & HOA News

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Ottawa condo owners fight back with class action against builder

An Ottawa woman has launched a $3-million class action on behalf of more than 100 condo owners, claiming builder Theberge

Condo Smarts: Open bidding best way to gauge strata’s value

Dear Tony: Our strata corporation is considering calling for an 80 per cent vote to sell our property. The council

Broken water main leaves Edmonton condo dwellers without water for six days — and counting (AB)

On Monday morning, several residents of a south Edmonton condominium complex could be seen carrying empty buckets and bottles towards

County trash collection coming to condo corps

Hundreds of homeowners in Norfolk are about to receive municipal trash collection for the very first time.  After years of

Condo Culture: Reserve fund studies essential

Q. My husband is a new board member and just found out a reserve fund study is required this year.

Condo Smarts: Denying voter rights could make bylaws unenforceable

Dear Tony: I was the developer on a recent project. I sold the 18 residential units and retained two commercial

Canadian Condo & HOA Articles

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Aging Condominium updates for an Aging Population

Condominiums are not just for young people, there are many elderly condo residents that bought their units in the 1980’s.

Proposed New Condo Regulation – Mandatory Training and Disclosure for Condominium Board Directors

Being a condominium director is a volunteer position. However, it comes with considerable responsibility, as the board of directors of

Condo Managers Will Not Be Able to Solicit Proxies Under the New Condo Management Services Act

You will recall that, earlier this year, the province circulated the draft regulation it proposes to adopt under the new

International Condo, Strata & HOA News

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India: Upkeep funds row in Ridgewood as residents accuse RWA

GURUGRAM: Residents of upscale residential society Ridgewood Estate in DLF Phase 4 have filed a complaint against the RWA management

Singapore: Hot and bothered over condo’s cooling towers

In 1979, Madam Yap Choo Moi moved into the Leonie Towers condominium off Orchard Road.  Over the past four decades,

Micronesia: Court dismisses Anaks lawsuit

SUPERIOR Court Presiding Judge Robert Naraja has dismissed the lawsuit filed by Anaks Investors LLC or ANI owned by Allan