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Former Malletts Bay homeowners cleared for speedy trial (VT)

A Vermont court has expedited a lawsuit filed by about 20 former residents of a lakeside community in Colchester — against their own homeowners association.  Those homeowners were evicted in April for violating terms of a lease on land they

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Condominium fire destroys homes and displaces 6 families (VT)

A fire has destroyed a Vermont condominium building, stranding half a dozen families without housing.  No one was injured in the Thursday night fire in Westfield. WCAX-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2u7O7fs ) firefighters had trouble reaching the site of the blaze and

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Ousted Malletts Bay homeowners seek insurance payout (VT)

Two dozen former Colchester residents have collectively lost about $4 million in mortgages and other investments in homes they were forced to leave last month, their lawyer says.  A lawsuit currently pending in Vermont Superior Court — filed last year

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Lawyers: Missteps sped Malletts Bay meltdown (VT)

Malletts Bay tenants’ loose interpretations of their lease agreement — and poor advice from their lawyers — ultimately led to their eviction, legal experts say.  Twenty-four former camp owners agree, and are suing their own homeowners’ association in Vermont Superior

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Developer makes case for landing choppers at condo complex (VT)

On Friday, commissioners from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation came to Snow Vidda Loop to see for themselves the site where Brady Sullivan Properties LLC is proposing to construct a helipad. The site visit was followed by a demonstration

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High and Dry: Malletts Bay Cottagers Must Vacate Their Homes (VT)

A Vermont Supreme Court decision is forcing the owners of 28 lakeside cottages in Colchester to leave their homes, some of which have been in the same families for generations.  The en masse eviction of the members of the Malletts

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Brattleboro condo association faces unexpected assessment (VT)

A local condominium association approved the payment of an additional assessment to pull itself from what one board member called “the brink of disaster” after a 63-46 vote

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Stratton stormwater system decision upheld by Supreme Court (VT)

The Supreme Court backed the Environmental Division of the Superior Court in saying a condo association’s failure to appeal a decision on time kept a permit “final and binding.”

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Mountainside Condominium Association working with state on rebuilding (VT)

The board of the Mountainside Condominium Association has been in mediation with the state of Vermont over the Agency of Natural Resources denial of an Act 250 permit for the association to rebuild the 36 units that burned in Sugarbush

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Stowe Mountain Lodge (VT) lawsuit is settled

A long-simmering class action lawsuit against Stowe Mountain Lodge and Spruce Peak Realty, filed in 2011, alleged the resort was charging condo owners a far greater percentage of the lodge’s overall operating costs than it should have been, and was

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Condo owners notified of no-burn ordinance (VT)

In response to a town effort to increase fire safety, Warren residents are getting a little heated.  This past week, a letter went out to condo owners in Sugarbush Village notifying them of an ordinance that would ban the use

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Killington (VT) Condo Complex Destroyed In Fire

A timeshare complex comprised of 16 condominiums went up in flames last Friday night and into Saturday morning.  Firefighters were called around midnight to a fire on Innsbruck Lane on Friday and stayed until around 10:30 the next morning, Killington

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Fire ravages condo complex (VT)

No one was hurt in a fire that destroyed at least half of a 16-unit timeshare condominium complex early Saturday.   Read more……….

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Condo Owners File Lawsuit Against Developers (VT)

People in St. Albans are living in what they call a nightmare. The foundation of the Southbrook Condominiums is shifting, causing major cracks in the floor and walls.   The Southbrook Condo Association is suing the developer of their condominiums, Harrison

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The 2014 Legislative Agenda in New England

The old saying that the only sure things in life are death and taxes leaves out a third certainty: legislation. Across New England each year, thousands of bills get filed in state legislatures, many of them as mundane as the

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Stowe (VT) settles lawsuit with condo owners

Stowe Mountain Resort said Thursday it has reached an agreement with 40 condominium owners at the resort that is expected to lower homeowner association and service fees by as much as 26 percent for new and existing owners.    Read

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Canine conundrum riles Ashford Lane (VT)

The Ashford Lane Homeowners Association is on a mission to bring man’s best friend to their neighborhood. A handful of homeowners appeared before the four-member District 5 Environmental Commission on Monday for a site visit and public hearing to consider

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Body of woman found at fire scene in South Burlington (VT)

The body of a 53-year-old woman was found following a condominium fire off Spear Street, South Burlington police said.   Read more…….

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