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Indiana Condominium & Homeowner Asssociation News

  • Carmel neighbors frustrated with short-term rental home (IN) July 9, 2024
    A small neighborhood in Carmel is speaking out about what they are calling a problematic short-term rental property. The most recent incident happened over the weekend.  “We come out and there are several emergency vehicles pulling people out of the house. All of them are unconscious,” said Christin Diehl, who lives in this community.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Neighbors concerned after takeover party causes mass chaos in Geist neighborhood (IN) June 27, 2024
    A massive takeover house party is creating chaos for one Geist neighborhood in Indianapolis.  “We saw lots of full bottles walking in,” one neighbor told WRTV.  Video of the party captured by neighbors shows the massive crowd of people. Officials tell WRTV that the party was unauthorized, creating a dangerous environment for residents for several hours.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Noblesville residents decry ‘heartbreaking’ tree purge (IN) June 27, 2024
    Despite vocal objections, Noblesville officials began removing 133 trees along the street in the leafy Oakmont subdivision that they say pose a safety hazard.  But that danger isn’t an invasive species or overgrown branches hooking power lines: it comes from below.  Officials said the maple trees have grown so big that their roots have warped and displaced sidewalk panels, a widespread problem across the city.  “We’ve had instances of people tripping and getting injured and at least one lawsuit recently ...
  • HOA board member caught on video pooping on neighbor’s house (IN) June 26, 2024
    A retiree and board member of a neighborhood HOA is accused of defecating not once, but twice on the side of a neighbor’s house and was denying the act until confronted with video evidence.  Court documents reveal how a homeowner in New Palestine went out to mow his lawn on May 29 only to find a pile of human feces beside his air conditioning unit.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Crews battle overnight condo fire on Evansville’s west side (IN) April 27, 2024
    The Perry Township Fire Department says firefighters arrived and found flames showing from the multi-family building, which is nearby the Mission Viejo apartment complex on Evansville’s west side.  According to officials, the fire was upgraded to a 2nd alarm and then later to a 3rd alarm fire.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Evicting geese with dogs, umbrellas and laser pointers April 20, 2024
    Canada geese are big, pretty birds when seen from far away, but when they get close to people they cause big problems.  “Well, they poop every step they take,” said Shirely Perry, president of the Windham Lakes Homeowner’s Association. “They make a big mess and they do attack people, especially when they are nesting.”   Read the article…………………………….
  • Hoosiers with HOAs one step closer to being able to keep beehives (IN) March 6, 2024
    A bill that would let Hoosiers with homeowner’s associations keep bees passed the Indiana Senate on Monday.   Read the article…………………………….

Indiana News Archives

Indiana Condominium & Homeowner Association Articles

  • Board Civility in Community Associations: 7 Best Practices
    Civility plays a critical role in maintaining positive relationships within community associations. It can facilitate conflict resolution, enhance decision-making, preserve property values, promote community engagement, and align with both ethical and legal considerations.  Additionally, board members are responsible for maintaining and enhancing the value of properties within the association. A civil atmosphere encourages fellow owners to take pride in their homes, abide by community rules, and work together to preserve property values.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Block Parties in Community Associations
    Block parties are an excellent way for residents in condo associations and HOAs to come together and celebrate community spirit.  Here are nine considerations for board member to ensure these events are not only fun but also safe and compliant with association rules and local laws.   Read the article…………………………….
  • HOAs prepare to comply with the Corporate Transparency Act – will your Board be ready? (IN)
    As we previously noted, it was difficult for many people to accept the fact that the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA”) was intended to apply to Indiana homeowners associations, condominium associations, and other forms of community associations. We now know for sure that the CTA does apply. On April 18, 2024, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued new FAQs confirming the CTA’s applicability.   Read the article…………………………….
  • U.S. District Court Strikes Down Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) as Unconstitutional: Impact to Community Associations
    A U.S. District Court judge in Alabama recently ruled that the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) is unconstitutional. The CTA, enacted on January 1, 2021, directs the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to establish a nationwide database of beneficial ownership of certain corporations and other legal entities, including condominium, homeowner (HOA) and townhome community associations.   Read the article…………………………….
  • 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………………………..

Indiana Article Archives

 

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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