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Ohio Condominium & Homeowner Association News

  • Ex-HOA chief accused of theft (OH) June 27, 2024
    Court documents state Rule is accused of having submitted falsified invoices to the HOA’s management company to collect reimbursements that amounted to $140,218.  Investigators verified the listed vendors and examined the receipts before determining the payments were for work that was never performed. Some of the invoices submitted were for nonexistent companies.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Greater Cincinnati condo owners battle being forced to leave amid proposed safety upgrades (OH) June 27, 2024
    A group of condo owners in a College Hill building are trying to prevent themselves from being forced out of their units for half a year or longer.  It’s related to two fires that happened at the building over the past few years and the repairs and safety fix the condominium association said is needed.   Read the article…………………………….
  • City links condos to annexation (OH) June 14, 2024
    Plans for condominiums south of County Road 99 and west of Interstate 75 were approved Thursday by City Planning Commission on the condition that the site be annexed into Findlay.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Judge halts vote on Apple Valley POA bylaws amendment (OH) June 12, 2024
    Knox County Common Pleas Judge Richard Wetzel halted the voting Monday on an Apple Valley Property Owner’s Association bylaws amendment relating to short-term rentals.  The amendment restricts short-term rentals of less than six months. The POA planned to announce voting results at its June 22 annual meeting.  Wetzel granted a 30-day temporary restraining order (TRO) that 16 Apple Valley property owners filed against the association on May 29.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Greater Cincinnati condo owners battle being forced to leave amid proposed safety upgrades (OH) May 29, 2024
    A group of condo owners in a College Hill building are trying to prevent themselves from being forced out of their units for half a year or longer.  It’s related to two fires that happened at the building over the past few years and the repairs and safety fix the condominium association said is needed.    Read the article…………………………….
  • ‘We’re getting fed up:’ Cleveland neighborhood debates using license plate readers as crime spikes (OH) March 30, 2024
    Between West 117th and West 65th streets, 46-year-old Jeon Francis has counted at least 20 city-owned cameras. But he said they aren’t enough to stop crime plaguing his neighborhood.  Over the past two months, a team of neighborhood advocates living near West Boulevard in Cleveland’s Edgewater and Cudell neighborhoods surveyed residents about an effort to add more surveillance and license plate reader cameras to protect the area.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Copley HOA zoning change request denied by trustees (OH) March 8, 2024
    The Copley Township Board of Trustees Feb. 26 denied a request from the Copley Homeowners’ Association (CHOA) to remove the R-CD (Conservation Development) Residential District from the township Zoning Resolution.  Representatives from the CHOA said their goal with requesting R-CD’s removal from the Zoning Resolution was to prevent the misuse of zoning and preserve the character of the Copley community.     Read the article…………………………….

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Ohio Condominium & Homeowner Association Articles

  • Fireworks and Effective Rules (OH)
    While all of us here at Williams & Strohm, LLC look forward to and enjoy watching fireworks with our friends and families during the Fourth of July holiday, the close living situations that exist in many condominiums and subdivisions typically makes these communities inappropriate locations for the use of fireworks. As Ohio has updated its laws to allow more freedom to citizens to use fireworks within the state, boards must now take extra care to make sure they have adopted ...
  • Pools
    When I first started practicing community association law, I was warned about the 3 P’s – pools, pets, and parking. While I have certainly dealt with issues involving the 3 P’s, they have not consumed nearly as much time as other issues. I attribute that, in part, to our firm’s proactive approach to educating our clients about these issues and assisting them with putting frameworks in place to limit issues before they arise. With pool season starting in earnest this ...
  • Strengthening Community Associations: The Vital Role of a Comprehensive Assessment Recovery Policy and Procedure
    Community associations are founded on principles of shared responsibility and collective maintenance. From maintaining common elements to providing essential services, every member’s contribution in the form of assessments is vital. However, ensuring timely payment of these assessments can often be challenging. This underscores the importance of establishing a robust policy and procedure for collecting assessments. Such a framework serves as a roadmap for addressing delinquent assessments and directs the collection efforts of the law firm representing the community.   Read the ...
  • Improper Amendments Are VERY Expensive
    Earlier this year, I blogged on the case of Johnson v. Board of Directors of Forest Lakes Master Association, 454 P.3d 623 (2019) unpublished (Kansas) and explained how improperly passing and/or filing amendments can be VERY expensive. This is true in every state, and today we learn of another way that amendment errors can be costly.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Helpful Tips for Effective Board Operations and Decision-Making (OH)
    Effective governance is the backbone of any community association. The board of directors plays a pivotal role in overseeing the association’s affairs and making decisions that impact the entire community. However, navigating the complexities of governance requires more than just good intentions—it requires a solid understanding of legal principles and best practices. Here are a few legal tips for community association boards to ensure effective operations and decision-making:    Read the article…………………………….
  • Navigating Dispute Settlements and Business Decisions: A Guide for Community Associations
    In the complex realm of managing condominium and homeowner associations, disputes with contractors and other critical business decisions can unexpectedly arise. Successful navigation through these challenges requires proactive measures, clear communication, and careful decision-making. In this guide, we explore how to handle dispute settlements, important business choices, and the significance of release agreements for associations.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Governing Document Reviews and Amendments (OH)
    It is important for boards to be familiar with and to regularly review their community’s governing documents. The governing documents of a community generally consist of the declaration of covenants and restrictions (often referred to as declarations), the code of regulations/bylaws, the articles of incorporation, and possibly, rules and regulations, and these documents provide the foundation for every action an association takes   Read the article…………………………….

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Ohio Laws

Ohio Condominium Law (Quick Reference)

Ohio Condominium Law (Ohio Revised Code, Title 53, Chapter 5311 Condominium Property)  or http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/5311

Ohio Planned Community Law (Ohio Revised Code, Title 53, Chapter 5312 Ohio Planned Community Act)

Amendment to Ohio Condominium Act regarding Solar Power Rights

Ohio Condominium & Homeowner Association Resources

Community Associations Institute

 

Ohio Condominium & Homeowner Association Blogs

Ohio Condo & HOA Law (Kaman & Cusimano, P.C.)

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