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  • Firefighters battle fire at Clayton condominium building (OH) February 19, 2024
    Fire crews in Montgomery County battled a fire at a condominium building Saturday evening. At 7:07 p.m., Fire Collaborative – Clayton, Englewood, Union, and Clayton police were dispatched to 7815 North Main Street, Spanish Trace Condo, on reports of a fire.     Read the article…………………………….
  • County approves funding for new security cameras in Edgewater neighborhood (OH) February 14, 2024
    Members of the Cuyahoga County Council voted unanimously on Tuesday night to approve a grant that will help the homeowners association in Cleveland’s Edgewater neighborhood purchase new security cameras.  The HOA’s pursuit of the $25,000 grant from the county created controversy among some Clevelanders because the county’s top elected official lives in Edgewater    Read the article…………………………….
  • Fire at condo in Painesville Township results in anticipated total loss (OH) December 14, 2023
    The Painesville Township Fire Department along with mutual aid from several neighboring departments responded to an early morning fire at a condominium on Blase Nemeth Road on Dec. 12 that is expected to result in a total loss.   Read the article…………………………
  • Person declared dead following Willoughby condo fire (OH) December 14, 2023
    The Willoughby Fire Department reported arriving on scene within three minutes and soon after finding a person inside the residence. They were taken out and transported to University Hospitals Lake West Hospital, where officials confirmed they were dead. The victim’s identity has not been made public yet.    Read the article………………………………
  • Multiple departments battle blaze at condo complex (OH) December 12, 2023
    By the time the fire was extinguished, seven units were impacted, according to the condominium office, with the displaced residents receiving assistance from the American Red Cross. No one was injured at the scene, but one person was transported to a hospital due to a medical condition,   Read the article………………………..
  • Ohio Panel Disqualification Reversal November 28, 2023
    In a dramatic twist echoing the thrill of a courtroom drama, an Ohio appellate court has unleashed a pivotal decision in a high-stakes legal skirmish between a homeowners association and a management company. The court, with a gavel of justice, struck down a lower court’s move to disqualify a defense attorney, a decision reverberating through the halls of legal precedent.    Read the article………………………………
  • Ohio bill allowing ‘unapproved’ flags in HOA, condo communities called unconstitutional November 14, 2023
    A dispute over an Israeli flag hanging outside of a New Albany condo is revealing government attempts to block homeowner associations in Ohio from banning certain flags. While legal experts say the First Amendment does not apply to an HOA or COA prohibiting some flags from flying, violations do occur when state lawmakers try to take control.   Read the article…………………………………..

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  • Architectural Reviews
    February is the time of year when those of us in Ohio start thinking about sunnier and warmer days to come. For many people, that means making plans for summer projects and improvements to their homes. Establishing architectural standards and reviewing applications for exterior improvements is one of the most important jobs for many HOA and condominium boards, and this is a great time for board members to review procedures and ensure that their association is handling that responsibility properly.  ...
  • Fines & Enforcement Considerations (OH)
    Imposing an enforcement assessment, commonly referred to as a “fine,” on an unruly owner or property is a popular and usually effective mechanism for enforcing rules within a condominium or subdivision. Fines alone, however, cannot address all scenarios and must be imposed in accordance with applicable laws. Read the article…………………………….
  • What Board Members Should Know About the Corporate Transparency Act
    Being a member of a condominium or homeowners’ association board of directors has its challenges. One of those challenges is keeping up with new information related to community associations and board responsibilities on the state and federal level. This blog covers new federal reporting requirements for both condominium and homeowners’ association board members.   Read the article…………………………..
  • Compliance with State and County Recording Requirements For Amendment Filings Is No Easy Task (OH)
    When associations amend their governing documents, not only must the amendment be approved in the manner prescribed by the governing documents, but it must also comply with both State and County recording requirements. Counties often have additional requirements beyond those included in the State statute. If an amendment does not comply with all requirements, the County will refuse to record the amendment.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Navigating the Legal Snowdrift: Ensuring a Solid Snow Removal Contract (OH)
    As winter arrives, associations and community association managers must prepare for the inevitable task of establishing smooth and safe snow removal operations. While hiring a professional snow removal service is essential, paying close attention to the language contained in these contracts is equally crucial. Unclear wording can result in legal complications piling up as rapidly as snowflakes. To avoid such issues and limit the risk of liability, it is imperative to review your snow removal contract to ensure it includes ...
  • Recreational Marijuana Use in Ohio Community Associations: A Cause for Concern?
    On November 7, Ohio voters will decide whether Ohio laws will permit the use of marijuana for recreational adult use. This includes not only the consumption of recreational marijuana, but also the ability to grow a certain number of marijuana plants at one’s home. As the voting date approaches, a number of board members and others in the community association industry have asked how the new law might impact community associations. This article provides a snapshot of the various issues ...
  • Five Things an Association Should Consider to Enhance Halloween
    Over the past decade, Halloween has become an increasingly popular holiday. Costumes have become more elaborate, communities are hosting more events centered around the holiday, and more people are decorating their homes with creative decorations. While all of this is in good fun and spirit, the occasion can be stressful for an association.    Read the article………………………………

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