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  • A battle in the Highlands may mean the end for Kentucky’s last manual elevator February 27, 2024
    Walking into the Commodore condominiums is like taking a step back in time.  The furniture in the dark Spanish-style lobby is the same furniture that was there the day it opened in 1929. While some of the original brass chandeliers have gone missing, the replacements look every bit as old and as the originals.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Homeowners fight to keep rain garden in flood-prone James Island yard; can HOA be stopped? (SC) February 27, 2024
    Whenever it rained, Craig and Jamie Bussard knew their yard would flood.  It became saturated every time the skies opened up ever since they moved into their home on Ocean Neighbors Boulevard in 2015.  Over time, the Bussards just accepted it as their reality.  But then they saw a way out: plant a rain garden, a round space where native plants would soak up the downpour.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Top 10 Amenities Residents Want In A Condominium Corporation (ON) February 26, 2024
    Many condominium corporations have amenities that give residents even more opportunities to enjoy their community. These amenities, funded primarily through common element fees, play a pivotal role in shaping the quality of neighbourhood life. They also help a condominium corporation remain competitive in the homebuying market and increase property values. Read on to learn the top 10 amenities that today’s condominium corporation homeowners and potential homebuyers are looking for.    Read the article…………………………….
  • South Africa: Mooikloof estate takes man to court to seize his stand after failing to build within a year February 26, 2024
    The Mooikloof Glen Estates Home Owners Association took a stand owner to the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria in an effort to seize his stand after he failed to build a house within a year of buying the piece of land.  Read the article…………………………….
  • Boise-area HOA sued couple over their home businesses. They say it’s discrimination (ID) February 26, 2024
    An Eagle family says they’ve been discriminated against after being sued by their homeowners’ association over the businesses they run from home. The HOA has asked the court to stop the couple from operating their businesses at home and pay several thousand dollars in fines.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Term Limit Law Still 2 Years Away (FL) February 26, 2024
    Q: My condominium association will be having its annual meeting soon, which will include an election for members to the board of directors. Some of our board members have served for numerous years, and I understood that there are now term limits on the number of years a board member could serve. What is the current status of term limits for condominium associations?     Read the Q&A………………………………..
  • ‘We are homeless’: With rebuilding yet to begin, future unclear for some Timber Creek condo owners displaced by fire (IN) February 26, 2024
    Many residents of the Timber Creek condos have been neighbors for a long time, so it’s no surprise that they meet frequently for coffee or a meal.  Except, it’s been nearly a year since many of them have lived in close proximity to each other, as a fire in April 2023 made 36 condos uninhabitable. Those residents have been displaced since the blaze, but they keep gathering in hope that they’ll be neighbors again soon.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Australia: Landmark Ruling in NSW Court of Appeal Changes the Game for Builders and Developers February 26, 2024
    In a bustling courtroom filled with legal practitioners, developers, and contractors, the New South Wales Court of Appeal delivered a judgment that has sent ripples through the construction industry. At the heart of this legal battle was the question of whether a builder and developer, accused of constructing a defective building, could share the blame—and thus the financial responsibility—with nine independent contractors.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Court must provide ‘concise but clear explanation’ for reduced fee award (VA) February 26, 2024
    A trial court’s failure to explain its reduction of attorneys’ fees awarded to the plaintiffs — who substantially prevailed in litigation against a homeowners’ association — resulted in the Virginia Court of Appeals remanding the case for reconsideration.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Hotel-Condominium Governance Litigation: Could IconBrickell Go National? February 26, 2024
    In 2020, the Florida Third District Court of Appeal issued the IconBrickell decision that has had a profound effect on the way practitioners and developers think about the legal landscape of mixed-use properties throughout the state of Florida, particularly branded residential condominiums. In IconBrickell Condominium No. Three Association v. New Media Consulting, 310 So.3d 477 (Fla. 3d DCA 2020), the Florida appellate court held that the condominium declaration that governed the property rights of owners at the W Hotel in ...
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  • Top 10 Tips for Effective Condominium Governance: A Board Member’s Guide to Success (AZ)
    Steering a condominium board towards success demands more than just good intentions and hard work. It requires a blend of strategic foresight, legal savvy, and community spirit. In our latest guide, we share the key strategies for crafting a harmonious, well-managed condominium association. From mastering the nuances of legal compliance to nurturing a vibrant community culture, these insights are tailored for both new and seasoned board members alike.       Read the article…………………………….
  • The Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) (AZ)
    The Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) is now in effect and Mulcahy Law Firm, P.C. has received several questions on this complex new law that impacts corporations, including Arizona HOAs/condos. Read the article…………………………….
  • How to Handle HOA Trespassing Incidents (AZ)
    Let’s be honest: Living in a HOA community comes with shared amenities and a sense of belonging. But there is another side of the coin, too. It also expects the residents to follow certain rules and regulations. What’s more? Among these rules, HOA trespassing is a matter of concern. Here, we have come up with what is meant by trespassing on HOA property, how to deal with trespassers, and the legal considerations related to such incidents.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Managing Monsoon Flood Risks: A Crucial Task for Arizona HOAs
    In Arizona, homeowners’ associations (HOAs) and condominiums face unique challenges due to the state’s distinct climate, particularly during the monsoon season. Effective management of stormwater and monsoon flooding is not just a matter of maintenance but a critical responsibility that can significantly impact the lives and properties of residents. Here are some of the most important things for Arizona HOAs to know about managing monsoon flood risks.    Read the article………………………………
  • HOA Board Meetings: Things You Need to Know (AZ)
    Homeowners Association (HOA) board meetings are pivotal in shaping the community’s future. These gatherings are where important decisions are made, impacting everything from property values to community standards. Understanding the nuances and legalities of these meetings, including hoa meeting requirements, is essential for effective participation and community development.   Read the article…………………………..
  • How Often Do HOA Fees Increase?
    Homeowners’ Association (HOA) fees are essential for maintaining communal areas and services in many residential communities. However, homeowners often wonder how often these fees increase. Typically, HOA fees are subject to change annually, but the frequency and amount can vary based on the specific needs and financial health of the community.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Navigating Arizona House Bill 2298: Essential Guide for Planned Communities
    Arizona’s planned communities are facing a significant shift in governance with the enactment of House Bill 2298. Effective from October 30, 2023, HB 2298 alters the control that community associations have over public roadways within their jurisdictions. This article aims to provide an overview of the bill and outline actionable steps for compliance, helping to ensure Arizona HOAs and planned communities are well-prepared to navigate these changes.    Read the article…………………………………
  • What Documents Can I Request From My HOA in Arizona?
    If you live in a homeowners association (HOA) in Arizona, you have the right to request and review certain HOA documents. Being informed about your HOA’s finances, policies, and operations is important to understand how your community is run.   Read the article………………………………
  • The ins and outs of short-term rentals in your neighborhood (AZ)
    Defined as “lodging rentals for less than 30 days” by the Arizona Department of Revenue, short-term rentals are becoming, to some, a preferred way to travel and stay in an area for a couple of nights or more.   Read the article……………………………
  • Reserve Studies Made Simple
    A reserve study is a budget planning tool that provides a detailed evaluation of a homeowners association’s common area assets and an analysis of its reserve funds. Physical Analysis  A reserve study provider performs an on-site inspection to evaluate the physical condition and repair/replacement cost of the association’s major common area assets. Financial Analysis  Read the article……………………………….
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