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Judge won’t put gag order on Sandy-damaged condo owners (DE)

A bitter disagreement over Superstorm Sandy damage to a set of Selbyville-area condo buildings won’t be tamped down by a court-imposed gag order, a Court of Chancery judge has ruled.  Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III ruled against the condominium association

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Willowbrook residents can’t halt sale of condos; lawsuit continues (DE)

An Upper Chichester apartment complex at the heart of a class-action lawsuit sold last month for $18.5 million and former individual unit owners now say they are being asked to rent what used to be their homes.     Read the

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Winding Creek residents want out of Sussex (DE) water district

Since the process to form a new district surfaced, a group of Winding Creek Village residents has appeared at several county council meetings to oppose joining the proposed water district for their community along Banks Road in Long Neck.   Read

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Legislation aimed at delinquent homeowner association members (DE)

“Not only are negligent homeowners getting a free ride at the expense of their neighbors, their lack of participation can push communities into debt and led to failing systems”.   That is Delaware State Representative Kevin Hensley. In this week’s GOP

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Bridgeville (DE) pair indicted on theft of more than $20K

A husband and wife were arrested after a grand jury indicted the pair on charges of stealing more than $20,000 from a Bridgeville homeowners’ association, authorities said Thursday.  Unpaid bills to maintain the Morningside Village Homeowners’ Association’s sewage system led

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Shellbark Ridge HOA wants parking restrictions (DE)

Shellbark Ridge Homeowners Association trustee Ron Staab has asked Genoa Township trustees to either ban or limit on-street parking at the Old 3C Highway entrance to the subdivision.   Read the article…………

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A Sandy headache that won’t go away (DE)

Superstorm Sandy flooding made Richard Heubeck’s Selbyville condominium unit legally uninhabitable, but nonetheless he’s been living there for years. This is no secret; Sussex County officials know he’s living there without a necessary certificate of occupancy. State officials are aware,

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Lakeside HOA donates to Mid-Sussex Rescue Squad (DE)

A hot dog and baked goods sale, sponsored by the Lakeside Community Home Owners Association and held at the community’s pool, raised nearly $700, breaking previous sales records. The home owners association kicked in the remainder, and a check for

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Judge: Rehoboth Bay (DE) beach property fight one of ‘nastiest’

A neighborhood dispute over the trimming of shrubs blocking water views at a Rehoboth Bay community has escalated into such an ugly legal battle that a Sussex County judge called it “one of the nastiest and most unpleasant litigations it

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Got an gripe with a homeowner association? State (DE) office created to handle disputes

A new state office is seeking to become a resource for troubleshooting conflicts between Delaware’s hundreds of homeowners associations and residents before the disputes reach the courts.    Read the article…………..

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Lakeside HOA (DE) donates to Alzheimer’s Association

A May 16 fashion show and luncheon presented by the Pot-Nets Lakeside Community Home Owners Association is benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. Proceeds from the fashion show, amounting to $1,000, were presented to Jamie Magee of the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley

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Dover condo development in legal tangle

A 27-year-old land sale in Dover involving Delaware Supreme Court Justice James T. Vaughn Jr. is coming back to haunt a real estate developer who has spent more than $300,000 developing a piece of ground he may not legally own,

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Police arrest suspect in condo office burglary (DE)

A man accused of burglarizing a Rehoboth Beach condo office, then hanging out for hours to snack and watch TV, has been arrested, city police said Tuesday.   Read more………

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Ombudsman (DE) may weigh homeowner association disputes

For more than five years, Kenneth and Joanne Holbert tried to pay their homeowners association fees by sending checks to the designated P.O. Box in Bear via certified mail.  The checks were never cashed, and the envelopes were returned unopened.

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Oyster beds’ impact startles Sussex (DE) residents

Already-approved aquaculture catches residents off guard on recreational use limits and declining property value fears.    Read more………

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Sherborn Selectmen discuss future of Leland Farms

The Sherborn Board of Selectmen had an informative and promising discussion about the future of Leland Farms, a condominium association near Woodhaven, with several of its residents and trustees at the board’s Sept. 4 meeting.    Read more……..

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Sussex (DE) gets tough with Wells Fargo on Peninsula

Sussex County will not issue building permits for new homes in a Millsboro-area development if at least $14.3 million in funds for a long-delayed clubhouse isn’t put up by the development’s owner within 90 days.   Read more………

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Ten-year fight over drainage ditch unresolved (DE)

For 10 years, he has been trying to get someone in his community to take his concerns seriously; he hasn’t had any success. Over the past four years, he has stepped up his efforts to draw attention to his dilemma.

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Highland Acres residents split on annexation

Highland Acres residents are split on whether they want to be annexed into the city of Lewes. Lewes Mayor and City Council is moving forward with the process; they created an annexation committee July 14 to explore the positives and negatives

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Mallard Lakes (DE) condos seek US flood funds

Homeowners in Mallard Lakes, a condo complex west of Fenwick Island that suffered significant damage from Superstorm Sandy, desperately want to win a federal grant to help them raise their homes an extra four feet off the ground.    

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Promised 10 years ago, pool house still incomplete (DE)

Most people would have given up by now. For the better part of a decade, Richard Diesinger has been trying to get a pool house with parking built in his Estates of Sea Chase community near Rehoboth Beach. The pool house

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Kent County (DE) Levy Court commissioners approve homeowners association fee collection plan

Kent County Levy Court commissioners on Tuesday approved an ordinance that allows the county to help collect fees on behalf of homeowners associations.    Read more………

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Commissioners approve draft homeowners association fee collection plan (DE)

The March 11 business meeting of Kent County Levy Court will see the seven commissioners voting on a policy where the county will help collect fees for homeowners associations. The panel reviewed the draft policy implementing the program through a

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Commissioners (DE) approve draft homeowners association fee collection plan

The March 11 business meeting of Kent County Levy Court will see the seven commissioners voting on a policy where the county will help collect fees for homeowners associations. The panel reviewed the draft policy implementing the program through a

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Homeowner fee billing plan presented to Levy Court (DE)

The Kent County Homeowners Associations Resolving Problems (HARP) proposed in November that the county become responsible for the collection of homeowners association fees.    Read more…….

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Owner wins in court battle with Dover (DE) condominium association

It’s a classic story: Lightning sparks a fire in a condo building. During the cleanup, the condo association deduces a second story unit’s shower has been leaking so much it soaked and damaged the floor. So the condo association sends

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Homeowners group wants Kent County (DE) to collect fees

The Kent County Homeowners Associations Resolving Problems, better known as HARP, proposed that the county become responsible for the collection of homeowners association fees at Tuesday’s Levy Court meeting. Most Kent County HOAs have a delinquency rate of almost 10

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Delaware County Condo Association Settles With Pulte Homes for $5.6 Million (PA)

After more than six years of litigation, a Delaware County condominium association has settled with homebuilder Pulte Homes Inc. in Delaware County court for nearly $5.6 million over alleged design and construction defects in a Newtown Square, Pa., townhome development.?According

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