Alaska Condo & HOA News
- Fire in Rogers Park neighborhood guts condo unit (AK) November 25, 2023A fire that broke out in a Rogers Park condominium unit left one unit uninhabitable on Friday evening. AFD is reporting the fire was contained to the unit of origin and other adjacent units are not in danger of igniting. Read the article……………………………….
- State sues Anchorage homeowners over contested public access to Campbell Lake (AK) November 1, 2023The State of Alaska has sued a group of homeowners over public access to Campbell Lake, the latest move in a long-running dispute over the large man-made lake in South Anchorage that is surrounded by expensive homes. Read the article…………………………..
- Juneau condo owners take on $1 million in flood repairs without help from state or federal aid (AK) October 18, 2023Juneau’s record-breaking glacial outburst flood in August nearly sent a condo building on Riverside Drive into the Mendenhall River. The morning after the disaster, Riverside Condominium Homeowners Association treasurer John Dittrich saw the building hanging over the edge of the riverbank. He called a meeting of the HOA board. Read the article……………………………
- Efforts underway to save two condominium buildings exposed by flood (AK) August 10, 2023One of two condominium buildings dangling over the eroded edge of the Mendenhall River after record flooding Saturday now appears to be back on solid ground, and the hope is the second building will be soon, officials involved with foundation repair and restoration effort said Wednesday. Read the article………………………..
- Old Refuge Chapel declared ‘unsafe to occupy’ (AK) June 3, 2022The former Refuge Chapel space, which encompasses the lower-level area known as “the Puffin’s Nest, ” is located at 397 E. Pioneer Ave., Suite 2, and is part of the Rookery Condominiums, a four-unit business condominium development. The “unsafe to occupy” determination does not affect the three other units — a restaurant, offices and a retail store — located upstairs at street level. Read the entire article……………………………….
Alaska Condo & HOA Articles
- Condos and Condon’ts (AK)Homeowners’ associations (HOAs) are, in a way, the smallest unit of government. Neighbors follow a charter that defines their rights and responsibilities. Alaskans, being famously individualistic, might perceive this arrangement as a nuisance. Read the article………………………..
- CAI Celebrates Legislative Victory for Alaska HOAsAfter a decade of hard work by CAI members in Alaska, a new state law will establish a streamlined method for community associations to obtain lienholder approval so they may amend their governing documents and take advantage of the protections, flexibility, and guidance of the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (UCIOA), as well as the super-priority lien. The law goes into effect on Oct. 6. Read the article……………………….
- The bizarre story of Campbell Lake, the private lake that isn’t (AK)It all started because Alaska Landmine Creative Director Paxson Woelber just wanted to go packrafting: “A couple years ago, a friend and I set out to float Campbell Creek. We dropped a car at the cul-de-sac on Canary Drive, right where the creek enters Campbell Lake. As we were trying to drive away, a resident walked in front of my car and blocked me in. He signaled for me to roll down my window. He told me that this was a ‘private street’ with no public parking, and that Campbell Lake was a private lake. He said that regardless, the lake was closed to all recreational boating because it was a floatplane base, and instructed us to park higher up ...
- CAI Best Practices: EthicsSimply put, when someone is employing ethics, he or she recognizes what is right and what is wrong and is choosing to do the right thing; however, as a great deal of business ethics literature will attest, “the right thing” is not always straightforward. For example, most ethical dilemmas in the workplace are not simply questions of “Should Bob steal from Jack?” or “Should Jack lie to his boss?”
- Strategic PlanningStrategic Planning
Alaska has a ridiculous system for finding or linking to state statutes. Try and follow this:
Go to the Alaska Legislature site: http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/statutes.asp
For condominium law, copy the following and paste it in the search block: AS 34.07 HORIZONTAL PROPERTY REGIMES ACT
For Common Interest law, copy the following into the search engine: Chapter 34.08 COMMON INTEREST OWNERSHIP
If, for any reason, this doesn’t work, try following the statutes through to the main area: Title 34 – Property
Alaska Condo & HOA Resources
Under Chapter 88 of the Alaska Real Estate Commission’s regulation entitled “Real Estate Statutes and Regulations’ Real Estate Brokers and Other Licensees,” a person may not collect fees for community association management or practice or negotiate for a contract to practice community association management unless licensed as a real estate broker, association real estate broker, or real estate salesperson in this state (Chapter 88, Article 02, Section 08.88.161.(5) and (6)). A person can qualify for a limited license to practice community association management by obtaining an associate broker license if, at the time of issuance, the person is employed by a broker (Sec. 08.88.171.(e-f)). Real Estate Commission Statutes and Regulation
Alaska Supreme Court cases regarding condominiums:
Soules v. Ramstack (07/30/2004) sp-5827 (Assessments)
Stadnicky v. Southpark Terrace Homeowner’s Ass’n. (5/16/97), 939 P 2d 403 (Architectural Control)