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Mom Told To Remove Car Sign For Daughter In Need Of Kidney, Could Face Fine (NJ)

Controversy over a mom’s attempt to save her daughter’s life — and the magnetic car sign she’s using to do it — is shining the spotlight on one New Jersey neighborhood.    Read more…….

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Lowell (NC) passes new rule to help retirement community

Residents of a Lowell retirement community are fed up that nothing is being done about a hazardous dirt wall bordering many of their homes. Around a dozen of them went to the Lowell City Council meeting Monday night with shirts

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Singapore: Condo’s design may encourage mosquito breeding

More condominiums have unique water features, and some of these are turning into mosquito breeding areas, according to media reports.   Read more………

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Wildfire safety gaining traction (CO)

Snowmass Village is starting to get more serious about wildfire mitigation.  The Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District has had an ongoing effort to educate residents about fire mitigation rather than forcing homeowners to take steps. Some individuals have taken action, but

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Drama unfolds at condo over unlicensed work (FL)

A legal battle has begun at a mid-island Longoat Key condominium complex.  Arbobar resident Pete DiNicola has sued his condominium association and members of its board for allegedly sanctioning illegal work. He also claims they fired the whistleblower who brought

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Ex-treasurer arrested for allegedly stealing from condo group (FL)

A former condominium president and treasurer was arrested on Thursday for allegedly embezzling more than $22,500 in association funds to pay for a long distance affair.     Read more……..

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Mesquite (UT) residents await help while their homes sink into landfill

Homeowners in the gated Highland Hills retirement community in Mesquite continue to await word from the city and other involved parties regarding intent and plans to rectify damages which are a result of either grievous past mistakes or willful neglect

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Bruce Braley’s (IA) War on Chickens

Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) threatened to sue a homeowners’ association after a chicken crossed onto his vacation home property in Iowa, again raising concerns that the Senate candidate is out-of-touch with farmers in the state, the Iowa Republican reports.

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Man charged with bilking thousands from Cromwell (CT) condos

A 58-year-old man is under arrest, charged with allegedly bilking a condominium complex where he worked as the property manager.     Read more…….

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In Pricey Condo, a Lack of Class

In the past three years, police have responded to 48 calls involving Daly and Unit 2403 — fights, crack use, guests flinging fireworks and clothing onto the street below. Last year alone, Unit 2403 accounted for at least 30 calls to

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Condo de-conversions help stabilize Chicago neighborhoods

A construction worker tears out and puts in new drywall in a nine-unit building on 80th Street and St. Lawrence Avenue on Chicago’s South Side. Dust blankets the hard wood floors as rehab is underway. New windows gleam in the

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Second arrest made in ballot tampering case in Wild Acres (PA)

A second arrest has been made in Dingmans Ferry in the Wild Acres Community Association ballot tampering case.  Wild Acres board Chairman Dmitry Kuperschmidt has been charged with forgery, identity theft, criminal use of a communication facility and tampering with

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Fire repairs to Arundel (MD) buildings don’t require sprinklers

Matthew Friesen wonders if it will be safe to move back into his Cromwell Fountain condominium.  Repairs have begun at the Glen Burnie complex, which was destroyed by fire in February. But there are no plans to add sprinklers, even

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HOA: Know the rules about your pool

Q: We have one director who wants to wash their hair after exiting the pool at the outdoor poolside shower. The outdoor shower was intended for rinsing before entering the pool. This director is even trying to have the pool

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HOA Homefront: Animals always a hot topic in Common Interest Developments

Our HOA will not impose stricter fines (currently $100) for dog owners whose dogs leave waste and damage the property. They hired a person who goes around weekly that does some clean up and I have to pay for that

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Homeowners Association To Marine: Take (Marine) Flag Down (TN)

A Cordova homeowner who is renting her house to a Marine and his family says the service member has been told to take his Marine Corps flag down by the Glen Lakes Homeowners Association.   Read more……..

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Town hall meeting held to consider banning wheeled toys in community (TX)

As Local 2 reported a few weeks ago, a growing number of residents in the Memorial Drive townhouses have been fed up with a growing problem — the safety of seniors, children and pets, all in jeopardy from children speeding

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Ex-condo association president, 82, arrested on embezzlement charges in West Palm Beach (FL)

A former condominium association president was arrested Thursday and charged with allegedly embezzling about $22,500 in association funds to pay for a long-distance affair.     Read more……..

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Foul stench has Farmington Hills (MI) condo residents on edge

It is a sickening feeling for many who live in the Streamwood condos in Farmington Hills.  Every day, many of them feel like they are not sure what they are breathing in.    Read more……..

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Both groups claiming to run Azalea Lakes HOA (LA) resign under pressure from residents

The Azalea Lakes subdivision started Thursday with two groups claiming to be the board of its homeowners association. It ended the day with nobody in charge.      Read more……..

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Community leader convicted of theft from Severn (MD) condo association

An Anne Arundel County woman once honored for her activism pleaded guilty Thursday to misusing nearly $74,000 of her community association’s money.     Read more……..

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HOA suit against homeowner with flag thrown out (request for emergency hearing) (FL)

On Thursday, Judge Gregg McCaulie threw out an emergency hearing in the case, ruling the complaint didn’t set any “basis for the Court to consider this matter as an emergency,” or show immediate and irreparable injury, loss or damage.  

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Battle continues at Hilo’s Country Club condos (HI)

The board of apartment owners of a Banyan Drive condominium has gone on the offensive against an apartment owner who tried to assume control of the building by ballot and in court.      Read more……..

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Chesapeake Ranch Estates (MD) considers municipality

Efforts to explore the option of incorporating the Chesapeake Ranch Estates and surrounding area in Lusby into a municipality are underway, with possible incorporation as early as November 2016.     Read more……..

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Water conservation effort pays off for townhouse HOA (AZ)

Paseo Place is a small 120-plus townhome development in central Glendale that has been around more than 40 years. It was one of the first developments to install underground utilities. And, it has maintained its well-kept appearance through the years

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Florida condo owners fighting takeovers mobilize, lobby lawmakers

A group of nine condominiums statewide, including one in Boynton Beach, have joined to fight investors who are working under a condo termination law to turn their communities into apartments.   Read more………

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Fight vs. HOA continues for Jacksonville (FL) man

The Tides Condominium at Sweetwater Homeowners Association has now filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Larry Murphree, demanding he pay $15,000 in fines and all legal fees. The lawsuit also asks the judge to impose a gag order on

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Lawsuit Threat Stops Mosquito Spraying in SW Houston (TX) Neighborhood

Residents of a southwest Houston subdivision are going without the mosquito spraying they’re used to in an ongoing fight over the effects of the chemicals used.    Read more…….

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Man sues over condemned condo

A Hazelwood man forced out of his condemned condo for almost three months is taking his condo association to court.     Read more………

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Pet Pig Dispute in Lake Worth (FL) Association Makes the Nightly News

One of the more memorable service animal disputes that my fellow community association attorneys at our law firm and I recall learning about was chronicled recently in a report by WPTV- NBC Channel 5 News in Palm Beach County. The

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Bahamas: Bimini Bay Facing Homeowners Revolt

The Bimini Bay Resort is facing a homeowners revolt in the Supreme Court, with multiple purchasers voicing concerns over how their properties and multi-million dollar maintenance fee sums are being managed.      Read more……..

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Disputes cost homeowners association over $100,000 (MD)

The Fountainhills Homeowners Association has spent more than $100,000 on nine lawsuits filed against the association by two residents, which members of the community have only recently been made aware of. A series of complaints were drawn out for more

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Being labeled a complainer could be something to celebrate (SC)

Clete Linke doesn’t mind at all that some of those in charge at Waterford Plantation label him a complainer.  “I’m a complainer when I’m not treated fairly,” he said.    Read more…….

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Heritage House isn’t only a housing issue; it’s a poverty issue (NC)

The wretched squalor at Heritage House seems almost like the setting for an apocalyptic near future: Mad Max on Meadowview Road.  But it’s a fact, not fiction, a teeming Petri dish of poverty and neglect that dares us to find

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HOA life | ‘I know you won’t believe this’ (SC)

“I know you won’t believe this,” said Steve Houser, a resident of the Glenmoor development near Conway, “but I’m actually positive about homeowner associations.”    Read more……..

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Crooked Creek Golf Club’s closing causing havoc in Fuquay-Varina (NC)

Bill Cook has been living on the No. 6 tee of the Crooked Creek Golf Club for the past 12 years, and his view isn’t getting any greener.   Crooked Creek, which has been operating for 20 years, has decided to

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Sun Valley (NV) woman fighting to fly American flag

Legere said the Homeowners’ Association told her she can only have a pole in the backyard, and it must be 16-feet-high or shorter. Hers is in the front, and stands around 20 feet.    Read more……..

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Developers ordered to pay $55 million to Mount Pleasant property owner’s association (SC)

A Charleston County jury has ordered three developers to pay tens of millions in damages for shoddy construction during a condominium conversion in Mount Pleasant, one of the largest residential real estate lawsuits in South Carolina history.       Read

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HOAs Blame Developers for Water, Street Problems (NC)

A number of Raleigh homeowners got less than they bargained for when they purchased homes in the John’s Point & Ashworth subdivisions, and on Tuesday sought redress from City Council.   Read more……..

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Condo residents can sue for flaws (CA)

Residents of the Beacon complex across from San Francisco’s AT&T Park are eligible to sue the building’s architects for design flaws, the San Francisco Chronicle reported today. The alleged flaws in the 595-unit complex include cracks, overheating and other structural

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Residents Annoyed By Bat Colony Living In Roof Of Davie Condo Complex (FL)

A South Florida community is going batty with hundreds of the nocturnal creatures swirling around their condo complex.   Read more…….

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City Council finalizes ordinance to legalize Airbnb style rentals here (OR)

Portland city commissioners informally agreed Wednesday to legalize Airbnb-style short-term rentals in single-family homes, if the host pays a $180 permit fee, gets their home inspected every six years, pays lodging taxes and lives on-site at least nine months out

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Condo Hires Security To Keep Bieber in Check

Justin Bieber has just screwed over the owner of his Beverly Hills condo units the way he screwed over the other residents … because the owner is now on the hook to pay for security to keep Bieber and his

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Town must take on condo code violations (SC)

The Town of Hilton Head Island must send a clear message that permanently sealing doors between subdivided condo units is dangerous and will not be tolerated.      Read more………

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Neighbors furious and curious if their subdivision’s pool will open this summer (MO)

We are just days away from July 4th, and one Northland subdivision has yet to open its neighborhood pool. Now residents are starting to question the delays and where their homeowners association fees are going.    Read more…….

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Deed documents give insight to Canyon Rock Lake fence controversy

After a Homeowner’s Association meeting Monday night, we are finding out more details about the Canyon Rock Lake neighborhood fence controversy.    Read more…….

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Vet gets apology from HOA over American flag flap (ID)

Korean War vet Curtis Benham, who was asked by his homeowners association to remove an American flag from his window has received an apology from the HOA and the overwhelming support of his neighbors.    Read more……..

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Henrico (VA) homeowners association relents on unusual plant

A homeowners association that wanted a Henrico County couple to cut a towering plant in the middle of a rare blooming has decided to let the plant live on untouched – until it dies in a few weeks.     Read

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Korean War vet fights HOA over flag display (ID)

Curtis Benham, an 81-year-old Korean War veteran living in Post Falls, was asked to remove an American flag from his front window by his homeowners association or face the financial consequences. Benham is ready to stand his ground.  Read more………

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ABC 6 INVESTIGATORS: Sump Pumps Back Up in Condo Complex

Flooded basements and sewage backup in a condo complex caused a dispute over who’s responsible until ABC 6 Investigators started asking questions.    Read more……..

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