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Early July rains send floodwaters through Rim Village neighborhoods (UT)

Among the hardest hit areas was the Rim Village condominium development in Spanish Valley, where a retention basin at the north end of the complex became filled beyond capacity, sending water spilling out into adjacent streets and into a hay

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HOA letter to resident: Remove flag decal from mailbox (UT)

Many people probably live or have lived in a neighborhood that has a Homeowners Association, or HOA. It usually has rules in place to make sure the residents keep their homes and property looking good.  Eagle Mountain resident Harriet Vallen

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Murray (UT) condo fire displaces three families

The Murray City Fire Department is investigating a two-alarm fire that has left several people without a home early Tuesday morning.  Read the article…………..

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Ducks die by the dozens in Brickyard neighborhood (UT)

Residents at Brickyard Condominiums blamed their homeowners association for disturbing the wildlife habitat. A few weeks ago, the HOA had to drain three ponds in the area to make repairs.   Read the article…………..

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4 treated for smoke inhalation in Holladay (UT) fire

Four people were treated for minor smoke inhalation during a fire at a condominium complex Tuesday.    Read the article…………

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Hyrum (UT) condominium complex to limit amount of rentals

The Hyrum City Council approved a preliminary plat agreement for 44-lot condominium complex, Green Meadow Villas, which included an agreement that would limit the amount of renters for the complex to encourage a full-time community.   Read the article…………..

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Attorney discusses legality of HOA fining residents for flying American Flag (UT)

A Home Owners Association in Murray says they want to regulate how, when, and where homeowners can fly the American Flag, and attorney Quinn Sperry says they may be able to do just that.  “Essentially, you’re entering into a contractual

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Sprinklers knock down two-alarm fire at Salt Lake City condo

Salt Lake City fire crews responded Tuesday afternoon to a two-alarm fire at the Governors Plaza Condominium complex, 560 E. South Temple, but in-house sprinklers knocked down the blaze as the crews arrived.     Read the article……….

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Largest Ever HOA Assessment Collection Judgment in Utah – Nearly 1.4 Million Dollars

In what appears to be the largest HOA assessment collections judgment ever obtained in Utah, and perhaps the largest in the United States, the Morris Sperry law firm obtained a judgment for unpaid unit owner assessments on behalf of a

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HOA in Sandy (UT) sues developer over damage to townhomes due to collapsible soil

A local homeowner’s association has filed a lawsuit against Castlewood Builders after accusing them of building more than 70 Sandy townhomes on collapsible soil.  It’s a five-year lawsuit that has homeowners dipping into their own pockets and potential buyers staying

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Six homeowner association bills signed (UT)

This legislative session Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed six laws changing the way homeowner associations operate, including how they deal with rental units, conduct board meetings and make disclosures.  The six bills are multi-faceted pieces of legislation and impact the

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Homeowner Told to Remove US Navy Flag

A homeowners association in Lehi is facing backlash online after sending a letter to a homeowner telling her to remove a U.S Navy flag displayed in her front yard. Lucia Sandoval says she put the flag up to remember her

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Governor Signs H.B. 98, S.B. 80 & S.B. 206 – More New HOA Laws for Utah

Governor Herbert signed three more new condo laws and new community association laws in the last few days. H.B. 98 dealing with association rentals and fines will become law. S.B. 80 making minor modifications to the reserve statute   Read more……….

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Residents upset over progress rebuilding their homes months after condo fire

It was back in August that a fire burned through some units at 8046 W. Copperfield Place, displacing several of the residents, including the Gaeta family. The Gaeta family lived directly below the apartment where the fire started, which was caused by

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Park City (UT) homeowners association awarded $1.8 million in lawsuit against developer

A civil jury awarded a homeowners association $1.8 million in damages this week after ruling a developer failed to meet building codes or protect the condominiums from water damage.   Read more……..

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(UT) HB99 would require homeowner associations to open meetings to owners

Homeowner association boards could potentially be required to open all meetings to owners in their associations and provide notification of the meetings to interested owners via email.   Read more……….

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Burst pipe floods condos and displaces residents, firefighters blame cold weather (UT)

A leak at housing complex in Sugar House has flooded two condos and a business, and firefighters said cold weather is a factor. Firefighters were called to the Urbana on 11th Condos, 1988 South 1100 East, around 3 p.m. Thursday, and

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Arson suspected in Lehi (UT) condo complex fire

Arson is suspected in a fire that damaged several units of a Utah County condominium complex.  Investigators estimate the blaze caused more than $300,000 in damage to 14 garage units at the Westbury condos.    Read more……..

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Judge dismisses homeowners’ lawsuit against Garden City (UT) over beach access

A lawsuit challenging public access to a segment of Bear Lake’s west beach was dismissed by a 1st District Court judge this week.  In June, the Shore Lodge Estates Homeowners Association filed a lawsuit against the Town of Garden City

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27-home subdivision disbands homeowners association, reverts to control of Smithfield City (UT)

A 27-home subdivision has opted to disband its homeowners association and revert to the control of Smithfield City, a move that was approved by the Smithfield City Council.    Read more……..

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3-alarm blaze damages 6 condo units, kills dog (UT)

A barbeque grill is being blamed for sparking a 3-alarm fire at a condo complex Monday evening.   Read more…….

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Highland Hills residents in limbo (UT)

Residents of Highland Hills, an upscale Mesquite neighborhood off Falcon Ridge Parkway near Mesa View Regional Hospital, are still in the dark about the future of their homes — and no one is talking.    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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PCMR v. Talisker: Resort Center property owners livid with situation (UT)

An important group of property owners at the Resort Center recently indicated the lawsuit between Park City Mountain Resort and its landlord, Talisker Land Holdings, LLC, has hurt reservations for the next ski season.    Read more…….

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Trouble in Eden (UT); land disputes escalate

When Ken and Judy Crandall started building their dream home in Eden about seven years ago, they had no idea their backyard would become part to another subdivision since the land was owned by an open-space preservation organization.     Read

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Problems plague subdivision (UT) – sinking into landfill

From the street, these homes appear sound, precise and attractive. Closer examination, however, reveals several have frightening structural cracks, apparently the result of the fact they’re sinking — sinking, residents insist, because the gentle slope upon which they were constructed

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27-home subdivision disbands homeowners association, reverts to control of Smithfield City (UT)

A 27-home subdivision has opted to disband its homeowners association and revert to the control of Smithfield City, a move that was approved by the Smithfield City Council.    Read more………

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Roof collapses at Roy (UT) condo fire; building evacuated

Firefighters evacuated a large Roy condominium complex this morning after a fire broke out on a deck of one of the units and quickly spread.   Read more……

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Canyons sues more than 600 condo owners (UT)

Canyons Resort filed a complaint Feb. 28 against the individual owners of condominiums in the resort’s Grand Summit Hotel over 600 of them.    Read more…….

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Subdivision looks to drop HOA, join Smithfield City (UT)

The Three Creeks Subdivision in Smithfield is seeking to disband their Homeowners Association and fall under city control. Eric Newell, a representative of the subdivision residents, met with the City Council on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of disbanding the

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Upscale private development wants Salt Lake City (UT) to maintain its streets

When should a private street become a public one? The Salt Lake City Council will again wrestle with that conundrum soon. An upscale subdivision is petitioning the city to take over snow removal, garbage collection and maintenance of its private

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Legal Civil War Breaks Out At Sky Lodge (UT)

A legal civil war has broken out at the Sky Lodge on Main Street, with clashing lawsuits filed by the hotel’s owner and manager Ken Abdalla, and a group of time share owners at the Lodge.   Read more……..

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Subdivision looks to drop HOA, join Smithfield City (UT)

The Three Creeks Subdivision in Smithfield is seeking to disband their Homeowners Association and fall under city control. Eric Newell, a representative of the subdivision residents, met with the City Council on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of disbanding the

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Summit Park (UT) prepping for CC&R meeting

After receiving numerous criticisms about the neighborhood’s new proposed Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) both online and via an anonymous flier, Summit Park is hoping to resolve some tension in their community with an upcoming Jan. 9 meeting at the

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Summit Park (UT) facing CC&R backlash – HOA wants to make neighborhood Firewise

According to a multi-year study by a former Park City Fire District Battalion Chief, the Summit Park neighborhood is the highest risk area for wildfire in the District’s boundaries. In response, the homeowners association is trying to do something about

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Firefighters battle condo fire in Centerville (UT)

The fire erupted about 11:55 a.m. at the Cedar Springs Condominiums, 88 W. 50 South, said the condominium manager, Brad Theuson. Two engines, a ladder truck and 12 firefighters from South Davis Metro Fire battled the flames.      Read

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Time to shine light on ‘shadow’ entities (UT)

One in particular, is the local Association of Planned Unit Developments and Condos (AOPC). If the name seems vaguely familiar, it’s because the AOPC has been very politically active in funding, supporting and endorsing specific political candidates. In fact, some

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Disappearing Groundwater Causing WVC Homes To Sink (UT)

Over the past two and a half years, what began as a small crack in Juli Wallace’s townhome has become a massive crevasse that exposes the sky from inside her son’s bedroom. Her house is pulling away from her neighbors’.

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