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  • Deed restriction may frustrate lender’s foreclosure on real estate development (RI) February 27, 2024
    The redeveloper of the former Memorial Hospital campus in Pawtucket could challenge a lender’s foreclosure on the property based on the alleged invalidity of the mortgage that it defaulted on, a Superior Court judge has found. Defendant Memorial Development LLC took out a $3.5 million mortgage on the property in 2022, which the original lender assigned to plaintiff Memorial Real Estate Group, LLC. The property was apparently encumbered by a deed restriction prohibiting any sale, conveyance or transfer without the ...
  • Residents of condemned condos once again in search of housing (RI) December 5, 2023
    The former residents of North Providence’s Canterbury Village are once again scrambling to find somewhere to live.  Dozens of residents were forced from their homes back in October after the town deemed the building uninhabitable.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Uninsured and without help: Lincoln homeowners struggle to understand private sewer lines (RI) November 30, 2023
    Seventeen years ago, the town relinquished responsibility for sewer lines in this Lincoln neighborhood, deeming homeowners responsible for them.  Now, officials are pinning the blame on developers as residents of the Sableswood North Subdivision search for answers and help on how to maintain uninsurable sewer lines.     Read the article……………………………….
  • Neronha (AG) opens criminal probe of condemned condos’ management company (RI) October 28, 2023
    The R.I. Attorney General’s office has launched a criminal investigation into the North Providence property management company that has recently come under fire for allowing poor living conditions that led to the city condemning a 56-unit condominium complex and the 24-hour eviction notice sent to its residents.  Read the article………………………………..
  • Mayor: Repairs to condemned condos could begin soon (RI) October 19, 2023
    Construction on the recently condemned condominiums at North Providence’s Canterbury Village could begin as soon as Thursday, according to Mayor Charles Lombardi.  Dozens of residents were forced from their homes Tuesday after the town deemed the building uninhabitable.    Read the article……………………………….

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  • Boards & Boundaries: How ‘Available’ Should You Be?
    In multifamily residential communities, where neighbors share common space, amenities, and maintenance—if not actual walls—establishing and maintaining boundaries can be a bit tricky.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Emergency Preparedness in the Era of Climate Change: Preparing for the Unpredictable
    The acceleration of global warming and the accompanying climate crisis is affecting shared-interest residential communities all over the United States and around the world. This past September was the wettest ever recorded in the eastern United States, with nine times the normal rainfall. Scientists warn that excessive rain and wind, extreme heat and cold, as well as increasingly intense discrete weather events like hurricanes and tornadoes, will continue and likely worsen as the planet continues to heat.   Read the article………………………………..
  • Powering E-Devices Safely: There Are Fires … And There Are E-Device Fires
    All over the news, from coast to coast, reports of fires and explosions caused by lithium-ion batteries describe blazes that are out of control, difficult to extinguish, and excessively smokey. Tragically, many have resulted in fatalities and serious injuries, and certainly all have caused extensive damage to properties and the environment.   Read the article………………………..
  • Holding Elections: Every Board’s Duty
    Shared residential communities such as condos, co-ops, and HOAs are modern examples of classic Athenian democracy: citizens governing themselves through active participation in governance. The key to that governance is the regularity of elections to the community’s leadership—which in this case is the board of directors.  Read the article………………………………
  • Maintaining Your Elevators: Regular Care Can Help Avoid Huge Replacement Costs
    The elevator is one of those inventions—along with running hot and cold water and indoor plumbing—that have been around for so long we take it for granted. But elevators obviously weren’t always a part of the architectural landscape. Without them we’d still be living in a world of six-story buildings (maybe seven for the strong-legged), and we’d be climbing stairs all day long.    Read the article……………………………..
  • Effective Committees: Maximizing Use of Community Volunteers
    In a typical condo, co-op, or homeowners association, residents have a lot to say about how their building or community is or should be functioning … but few actually step up to run for and serve on the board that does the actual governing. One reason is that board service can be a heavy lift, requiring time, energy, and diplomacy that the average homeowner might be unable or unwilling to give on a volunteer basis.    Read the article……………………………….
  • Amending Your Governing Documents – Why, When, & How to Make Changes
    In addition to their boards, common interest communities are governed by a set of foundational documents. In a condominium, those documents are the declaration and bylaws; co-ops also have bylaws, as well as a unique document called a proprietary lease. In addition, both condos and co-ops have a set of house rules that can vary somewhat from community to community.   Read the article………………………………..

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