Amid short-term rental debates, some HOAs consider limits or bans (MO)

Despite some predictions earlier this year of an “Airbnbust,” bookings and profits are growing for the vacation rental company.  With the continued popularity of websites such as Airbnb and VRBO, local governments are developing new laws to regulate short-term rentals. But within cities and towns, a similar task faces another government-like entity: the homeowners association.  […]

Another solar panel fight in west St. Louis County heads to court (MO)

Kean is friends with the trustees on the board — he used to be one — so he asked why he was denied. It wasn’t so much about his proposal, the president of the board allegedly told him, but that the trustees were afraid an approval would set off the “wild west of requests, and […]

Judge strips control of downtown St. Louis building from Lux Living owners (MO)

An Alston company owns the majority of Ely Walker condo units, giving him the votes to fill the condo board with employees of his companies. Several independent condo owners sued the Alston-controlled board in 2016 and again in 2021, litigation that is still ongoing. On Nov. 21, the condo owners filed a motion in one […]

Real Property: Restrictive Covenant-Child Care Business (MO)

Where homeowners challenged a grant of summary judgment in favor of their homeowners association based on a finding that the homeowners violated restrictions by providing child care services from their single-family home, the restrictive covenant did not explicitly prohibit business or commercial use, so the judgment is reversed   Read the article…………………………….

Power outage leads to major sewage leak at Lake Waukomis (MO)

There’s something in the water, and it’s forced Lake Waukomis to close for nearly a week.  A power outage late Thursday night ultimately ended with sewage leaking into the lake……..FOX4 spoke with the city’s homeowner’s association, which say it will advocate for safeguards to make sure this never happens again.    Read the article………………………….

County makes progress to replace ‘bad’ bridge near Arnold (MO)

While subdivision streets must meet certain standards before the county will take them over, Jonas, who proposed the program and coordinates it, has said he wants to bring as many bridges as possible under county control because most subdivision homeowners associations lack the financial wherewithal to maintain, replace or repair failing bridges.   Read the article………………………..

KC woman speaks out on bat issue at condo (MO)

A Kansas City woman is speaking out about a problem that she says is driving her “bat crazy.”  She’s been forced out of her home multiple times to flee bats – a problem she says the HOA is responsible for.  “I’m petrified, I’m nervous. I have panic attacks,” said Kimberly Britton. “I’m afraid to go […]

Homeowners’ Association-Trash Enclosure-Assessments (MO)

Dash v. Taylor (MLW No. 79870/Case No. ED110838 – 10 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Sullivan, J.) Appealed from circuit court, St. Louis County, Walsh III, J. (Timothy J. Phillips for appellant) (Jay L. Kanzler Jr. for respondent).

Bill brings homeowners’ associations in Missouri under fire

A bill in the Missouri House could allow homeowners from across the state to be freed from the constraints put on them by homeowners’ associations.  “If I could afford a helicopter pad for the property I just bought and I couldn’t build it, I’d be suing everybody,” Rep. Donna Baringer, D-St. Louis, said during a […]

O’Fallon Police Department rolls out new position dedicated to ridding neighborhoods of problem properties, feuds (MO)

“One of the first incidents I’ve been assigned to was there’s a neighbor, or resident, that was putting dog feces on the sidewalk,” Young said. “He didn’t want people walking on the public sidewalk behind his home.”  Young said the homeowner’s association asked the man to remove the feces after several neighbors complained, but Young […]

Fire damages condos along Table Rock Lake (MO)

A fire damaged several condos at a complex along Table Rock Lake on Friday.  Firefighters responded to the fire at the Eagles Nest Condo on Indian Point around noon. The fire damaged one building of condos. The high winds created issues for firefighters battling the flames.    Read the article………………………..

Firefighters battle condo fire at Lake of the Ozarks (MO)

Firefighters responded to the Sycamore Pointe Condos around 11 a.m.  Investigators do not know the cause of the fire. The fire damaged four units in the complex. Firefighters say the fires were a challenge to put out.   Read the article………………………..

Fire damages multiple units at St. Louis Park condo complex (MO)

Several homes within the Wynmoor Condominiums complex at 3200 Virginia Ave. S. were damaged in a fire around 5:20 a.m. Sunday, the city of St. Louis Park says.  City officials say seven local fire departments responded to the scene, where three units were fully engulfed in flames.   Read the Q&A……………………………….

Why HOA Rules Inspire Such Bitter Fights Around KC (MO)

A bitter fight over stormwater management and a duck pond shows what can go wrong with HOA covenants, which an expert calls “some of the strongest documents in our legal system.”  Read the article………………………..

Severe foundation problems force St. Charles family out of subdivision (MO)

Another family was forced to move out of the troubled Heritage subdivision in St. Charles.  An emotional Victoria Poletti told FOX 2’s Elliott Davis she had to leave her home after seeing severe foundation problems like deep cracks in the basement floor and cracks in the walls and ceiling.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Missouri bill would cut down on HOA solar restrictions

The Missouri legislature passed a bill that would cut down on HOA solar restrictions, exempt some solar installations from sales taxes and more. Renew Missouri applauded the passage of SB 745 as a significant win for solar in the Show-Me State and urged Gov. Mike Parson to sign the legislation as soon as possible.  Read the […]

Southwest Missouri senator’s bill would outlaw homeowners’ associations from banning solar panels

A bill advancing through the state legislature would prevent homeowners’ associations from banning solar panels on the roofs of homes.  Senate Bill 820, sponsored by Sen. Eric Burlison, a Battlefield Republican, would make it illegal for “deed restrictions, covenants or similar binding agreements” to forbid homeowners from installing panels on their roof.   Read the entire […]

Dozens of residents at downtown lofts come forward blaming management and the building’s condo association for lack of safety (MO)

Ely Walker Lofts is one of the many condominium buildings that sits on downtown St. Louis’ main corridor, Washington Avenue. It’s also been the site of a murder, multiple car break-ins, and suspected illegal parties. Now, dozens of residents who have contacted News 4 want answers.  Read the entire article……………………………….

Downtown residents fear short-term rentals are causing deadly issues (MO)

News 4 has learned the Ely Walker Lofts has units owned by individual condominium owners and some property companies, one includes STL City Wide. Smith Management Group does on-site management for the property as well. However, the building is governed by the Ely Walker Lofts Condominium Association. A member of that board reached out to […]

Homeowners associations couldn’t ban solar panels under plan in Missouri Senate

The Missouri Senate gave initial approval to a plan Monday that would forbid homeowners associations from banning residential solar panels.  The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Eric Burlison, R-Battlefield, would allow homeowners associations to regulate solar panels. But his plan gives property owners the right to generate solar energy on their own roofs.    Read the entire […]

Condominium fire injures firefighter, displaces residents (MO)

One firefighter was injured and multiple residents were displaced in a condominium fire Sunday afternoon.  The Jefferson City Fire Department responded to the report of a fire in a residence on Hobbs Court at about 3:15 p.m. The first arriving fire units found smoke coming from a six-unit condominium.     Read the entire article……………………………….

Missouri Supreme Court rules against attorneys fees for Boone County homeowners association

The Missouri Supreme Court affirmed a Boone County Circuit Court’s decision to deny attorney fees and litigation expenses to a homeowner’s association.  The circuit court properly applied Section 18(d)(2) of Arrowhead Lake Estates Subdivision’s Declaration of Covenants, Easements, and Restrictions by considering whether it was deemed appropriate to award Arrowhead Lake attorney’s fees and costs, […]