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Indiana Condominium & Homeowner Asssociation News

  • ‘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…………………………….
  • IN Tax Court dismisses appeal in Marion County, HOAs assessment dispute December 27, 2023
    A group of Marion County homeowners’ associations prematurely filed an appeal of their property assessment case’s dismissal at the administrative level, the Indiana Tax Court ruled in granting a motion to dismiss the appeal and remanding the case to the Indiana Board of Tax Review.    Read the article………………………………..
  • City of Bloomington Utilities Assists Homeowners Association with Pond Clean Up (IN) November 22, 2023
    On November 14, CBU received a report of dead fish surfacing in the retention pond downhill from the location of the strike. Prior to CBU’s repairs, the damaged force main had discharged an indeterminate quantity of sewage that had flowed into the pond.    Read the article………………………………
  • Towne and Terrace a point of concern for IMPD patrols and security upgrades (IN) October 12, 2023
    “It’s a big effort that we’re putting in over there as well as some other places around the east side and around the city,” said IMPD Capt. Joe Finch.  Police say they’ve added cameras and extra patrols in the area.   Read the article………………………….
  • Resident speaks out on proposed fee increase at Avon HOA (IN) October 7, 2023
    A resident of an Avon neighborhood is speaking out on what he says are outrageous homeowner’s association fee increases.  The Meadowlark Lakes & Villas HOA is proposing an annual fee increase that if passed, could not be reversed by a vote.   Read the article……………………………
  • Local lakes association donates to first responders (IN) October 3, 2023
    Lake Gage and Lime Lake Association made their annual donations to a few local entities and organizations, including Orland Fire and Rescue and Police departments; Steuben County Underwater Rescue and Recovery Team; Steuben County Sheriff’s Department and Lakes Council, said President of Lake Gage and Lime Lake Association Paul Longville.   Read the article…………………………………
  • Neighborhood bands together to revamp greenspace, honor veterans (IN) August 11, 2023
    To those living in the Ashwood neighborhood, the dot of land is known simply as “Gilligan’s Island.”  And it had been in rough shape. A patch of grass, shrubs and half-dead trees, most considered it to be an eyesore. The more residents started talking, the more a plan to transform the space took shape.   Read the article………………………..

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Indiana Condominium & Homeowner Association Articles

  • Politics on Display: Regulating Political Signs in Indiana HOAs
    Election Season is upon us, and with the presidential elections approaching in 2024, it is a good time for Indiana community associations to review their policies with regard to political signs. Many community associations have specific sign prohibitions in their governing documents; however, Indiana Code 32-21-13 makes specific exceptions for political signs during an election period.    Read the article…………………………………..
  • Aging in Place: 5 Considerations for Community Associations
    “Aging in place” refers to the ability of a homeowner to remain living in their own house and community independently as they age rather than moving to a retirement or assisted-living facility. Motivations include comfort, autonomy, safety, and proximity to social connections. The trend is showing no signs of slowing down.   Read the article………………………..
  • Think your owners’ association documents are amendment-proof? Think again (IN)
    The number of common-interest communities governed by associations such as homeowners’ associations has exploded in recent years. These communities take many forms: from large, master-planned communities, to communities that share an amenity such as a lake, golf course or other physical feature, to a simple collection of lots or residences that join together to share expenses related to roads and other improvements, these association-led communities are everywhere.   Read the article………………………..
  • Best Practices for Planning and Evaluating Your Condo and HOA Budget
    A thriving community starts with a thoughtfully prepared budget. Financial planning helps ensure a stable future for any condominium, homeowner (HOA), or townhome association. Accordingly, board members must take their financial responsibilities seriously.   Read the article………………………..
  • A Brief Guide to Condo Insurance
    The ownership structure of a condominium unit is different from that of a single family house. Here’s what you need to know when purchasing insurance for your condo.    Read the article………………………..
  • 7 HOA Pool Safety Rules Every Board Should Enforce
    Many homeowners associations manage swimming pools that are available for member use. One of the pillars of pool management, though, is promoting the safety of pool goers. To accomplish that, a board must enforce certain HOA pool safety rules.   Read the article………………………..
  • Contractual Considerations for Short-Term Rentals
    Property owners (“Owners”) interested in engaging in short-term leases should carefully consider the structure of their contracts (“Leases”). Anticipating potential disputes and consequences is essential for avoiding future litigation. A well-written Lease can serve to facilitate friendly, productive, and profitable landlord/tenant relationships.   Read the article………………………..

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Indiana Laws

Condominium Act

Homeowner Associations

CHAPTER 13. DISPLAY OF POLITICAL SIGNS ON PROPERTY SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS OR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION RULES

CHAPTER 5. RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE SALES DISCLOSURE

CHAPTER 4. PRIORITY OF RECORDED TRANSACTIONS

 

Indiana Condominium & Homeowner Association Resources

Community Associations Institute Central Indiana Chapter

The law firm of Eads Murray & Pugh, PC, has a number of resources for Indiana associations

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