Developer, HOA apologize over Ramadan decoration fine (UT)

A day after KSL TV first reported a Muslim family received a fine from its homeowners association over their Ramadan decorations, the HOA and the neighborhood developer have apologized.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Neighbors Claim Religious Discrimination After HOA Fines Lehi Family (UT)

A group of neighbors in Lehi sided against their homeowners association after a family was fined for their decorations celebrating Ramadan. Ahsan Ali Khan lives in an Ivory Homes community near 900 West 2800 North. The Khans are Muslim and recently celebrated Ramadan.    Read the entire article……………………………….

Hideout’s first master developer sues the town and its planner for $100M (UT)

The original master developer of Hideout is suing the town and its planner over development rights, accusing them of causing the developer economic damages of at least $100 million by reducing the value of its holdings and acting to prevent it from developing hundreds of homes.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Governor signs SB31 re: Community Associations (UT)

SB31 prevents a condominium or homeowners association from prohibiting a condominium unit or lot owner from installing a personal security camera on the owner’s dwelling unit; and makes some technical changes to other sections.    Read the bill………………………….

FOX 13 Investigates: Newly-constructed home buyers find Utah gives them few options to fix defects (UT)

Utah has been one of the fastest-growing states for years. In 2019, municipalities approved permits for 18,000 new single-family homes.  Buyers like David who find problems with the new construction learn “the cards are stacked against the homeowner,” says John Morris, an attorney who has represented Utah homeowners.    Read the article………………………………..

Park City homeowners association expresses strong support for PCMR development (UT)

There is opposition on the periphery of Park City Mountain Resort to a Provo firm’s plans for a major development on the resort’s parking lots.  And critics have appeared elsewhere in Park City, in places like Prospector, as the talks between PEG Companies and the Park City Planning Commission continue.   But the Planning Commission in […]

Millcreek killing leads lawmakers to debate a homeowners association’s ban on security cameras (UT)

Linda Nemelka, 57, was shot and killed while sitting in the driveway of a Millcreek home in March. Police are still looking for the person responsible for her death, a task that has been made more difficult as the homeowners association in that neighborhood bans outdoor security cameras, even those on homes.   Read the article…………………………………..

Neighbors rally for couple sued by the Dixie Springs Architectural Control Committee over wall height (UT)

In November 2019, the Dixie Springs Architectural Control Committee filed a lawsuit against retired police officer Andrea Kaz and retired firefighter Steve Kaz for the height of a wall they built around their home.  The lawsuit was launched after Chris Howell, former president of the Dixie Springs Architectural Committee (ACC), approached the Kazes and told […]

Homeowner asked by HOA to take down pro-police flag in Draper neighborhood (UT)

A Utah woman is expressing her frustration after she was asked by a local homeowner’s association to take down her family’s “Thin Blue Line” flag.  “It’s awfully convenient that in years past they never have requested this, but this year it’s a big deal,” Aimee Peterson told 2News.    Read the article………………………………..

HOA asks woman to remove flag supporting police (UT)

Last weekend, Aimee Peterson received a letter from her homeowner’s association with a “kind request” — that she remove her Thin Blue Line flag supporting police from her front porch.  “It’s convenient that they chose now to enforce it, when we’ve flown this for years and years,” said Peterson.    Read the article……………………………..

Layton HOA Mix-Up Leaves Homeowners With The Bill (UT)

Dozens of Layton homeowners are being welcomed into an HOA that they never agreed to join, and for some, it’s happening several years after they moved in.  It appears to be a big mistake on the part of the developer and the homeowners will have to pay for maintenance that was never disclosed to them […]

Neighborhood fights over blue Christmas lights to honor medical workers (UT)

It’s four months past Christmas, but one Saratoga Springs neighborhood has been fighting over Christmas lights that a homeowner said he put up to to honor medical workers.  Jeff Noorda is a homeowner in the Legacy Farms neighborhood.  He still has Christmas lights strung up around his house, even though it’s almost May. But the […]

Cedar Highlands residents to vote on whether to stay an incorporated town or go back to HOA (UT)

Cedar Highlands residents will soon vote on whether their town should remain a municipality or be formally disincorporated……If a majority of voters opt for disincorporation, the mountain community of Cedar Highlands would revert to its former status as an unincorporated portion of Iron County, operating under its own homeowners association (HOA). The mayor and Town […]

Daybreak HOA raises monthly payment 100% to cover building defects (UT)

Some residents in Daybreak have been given notice of a 100 percent increase in HOA fees, starting in February.  The Eastlake Village Condominium Owners’ Association mailed out notices to residents about the increase and held a meeting Wednesday night.  The increase stems from a lawsuit the HOA filed against the homes’ builders in 2015. The […]

Provo residents displaced after condominium fire on Thanksgiving (UT)

Over 80 residents have been displaced as the result of a fire that took place in the North Canyon Condominiums on Thanksgiving day.  The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it was most likely started by an electrical issue in the attic, according to Provo Fire and Rescue.    Read the article………………………..

Orem condos ‘total loss’ after overnight blaze

An Orem condominium complex is considered a “total loss” Saturday after fire crews battled for hours to douse the flames.   Read the article…………………….A resident called in about 3 a.m. and reported the fire at the 12-unit complex at 44 N. Garden Park Dr., according to Orem Fire Battalion Chief Robbie Asbell.

Surprise surveyor sparks property lines dispute (UT)

What would you do if you built a new home and found out you have hidden property?  That’s what Mallory Rogers and Steven Carter say happened to them on their dream home.    Read the article…………………..

Summit Park homeowners take lead in fire mitigation (UT)

It may seem unusual to be talking about the threat of wildland fires when there is still several feet of snow on the ground. But, Summit Park homeowner Mike Quinones said now is the perfect time to begin preparing for the upcoming fire season.    Read the article…………………….

Millcreek condo owners forced to pay $40,000 fee (UT)

Nearly 100 homeowners at Millcreek Hollow are being forced to pay for roughly $4 million in repairs, due to alleged builder negligence.  According to residents, the builders cut corners when they built the 96-unit property about 15 years ago, and now, the owners are paying the cost.  The management company, FCS, said they tried to […]

Homeowners upset over HOA park, handed over to Kaysville City (UT)

When Tim Hodges, originally from Texas, moved into his neighborhood back in April, he says the land supported by the local Homeowners Association was a major factor, because it included a park and an equestrian area.  “It was perfect. It was everything we dream of,” Hodges said. “I mean, that’s a competition-size arena right there, […]

Lawmakers pass bill limiting HOA control on solar (UT)

A bill that limits the ability of homeowners associations to regulate rooftop solar installations made it through the Utah Legislature late Thursday.  Senate Bill 154, sponsored by South Jordan Republican Lincoln Fillmore, would prohibit rules against solar in most cases, potentially adding a new roll of homeowners to the list of potential buyers in one […]

Utah Op-ed: Let HOA residents join fully in the solar revolution

As the manager of a Utah business, it’s very important to me that we do our part to help protect the health of our community. That’s one of the big reasons we at Mark Miller Subaru chose to invest in rooftop solar.  As our Legislature discusses legislative solutions to our state’s most pressing problems, I […]

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…………..

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 associations in varying degrees. Some address procedural matters, while others will directly affect how association […]

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 and its mayor, John Spuhler. In the formal complaint filed in court, homeowners say each […]

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 HOA.  Read more…….