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- March 24, 2016
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If you own a home with a mortgage, you already know one type of lien: your mortgage. However, there are other types of liens that can be placed on homes, such as HOA assessment liens. Nevada recently changed its laws regarding HOA assessment liens, and it’s made a huge difference.  Read the article…………

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- February 2, 2016
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The Committee of the South Carolina Assembly that has been holding hearings on HOA issues has released it’s report.  The PDF can be seen below: http://communityassociations.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/SC_HOAStudyCommitteeFinalReport12182015.pdf

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- January 31, 2016
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Previously in this blog (specifically, here) we discussed the new non-profit, self-financed tribunal to be established by the proposed Condominium Authority under the provisions of the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015, (AKA Bill 106), which is to be known as the Condominium Authority Tribunal (“CAT”).   Read the article………….

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- January 24, 2016
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ORLANDO, FLORIDA (PRWEB) JANUARY 24, 2016 “CAI’s Florida Legislative Alliance has been advocating for strong public policy in Florida’s communities for decades and this partnership is part of our grassroots advocacy efforts to educate legislators on the negative implications HB 203 and SB 722 would have on the 9 million residents living in Florida condominiums […]

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- May 14, 2015
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Thursday, April 30, 2015 was the all-important “crossover deadline” in the North Carolina General Assembly. Without getting too much into the weeds, bills that are “non-budget” must generally have passed one chamber or the other by the crossover deadline to be eligible for consideration during the 2015/2016 session (although House and Senate rules are slightly […]

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- May 6, 2015
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The 2015 legislative session of the Colorado General Assembly ends today.  In the final few days, the following HOA-related bills were killed in the Senate:     Read the article…………

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- April 22, 2015
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April 14 at 5 pm was the deadline for filing legislative proposals for this session other than appropriations or finance bills. Since most all bills that could impact North Carolina homeowner or condominium associations have now been filed, let’s take a look at them.   Read the article………….

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- April 21, 2015
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CCOC has worked very hard during the past several years to try to get legislation passed that gives unit owners a quick and much less expensive alternative to filling a lawsuit against the Association in Superior Court. Unfortunately, primarily because of state budget problems in recent years, we have been unsuccessful.    Read the article…………

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- April 15, 2015
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A bill that was originally intended to limit fees charged by condominium associations for providing resale certificates has passed both houses of the Maryland General Assembly with amendments that limit the association’s liability for inaccurate information contained in those certificates. The Maryland Senate has joined the House of Delegates in passing an amended version of […]

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- April 13, 2015
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A bill to continue Great Recession-era relief to homebuilders and bulk buyers of bank-owned condominiums was approved in House Finance & Tax during a Monday afternoon meeting held specifically to consider the proposal.     Read the article……….

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- April 13, 2015
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Did you know that some condominium associations may have the right to keep a homeowner from posting a mezuzah at the doorway entrance?  It happened to Barbara Cadranel of Stratford, CT. In 2012, she received a stern letter from her condo association demanding that she remove the mezuzah from her doorpost or pay a fine […]

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- April 10, 2015
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This legislative session Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed six laws changing the way homeowner associations operate, including how they deal with rental units, conduct board meetings and make disclosures.  The six bills are multi-faceted pieces of legislation and impact the associations in varying degrees. Some address procedural matters, while others will directly affect how association […]

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- April 9, 2015
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Alfred M. Pollard, general counsel for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), testified on Tuesday before the Nevada State Legislature Judiciary Committee on so-called “super-priority liens” and on recently introduced legislation to amend the way the foreclosure process is handled with regards to a homeowner association (HOA)’s lien.    Read the article……….

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- April 8, 2015
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Ah. Flowers are blooming. Birds are chirping. Community association legislative proposals are being filed. It must be spring!  Both the North Carolina House and Senate are back in full swing with the two-year 2015-2017 legislative session. While there are numerous bill deadlines, here are some of the important ones.    Read the article………

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- April 4, 2015
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By a vote of 140-0, the Maryland House of Delegates passed an amended version of HB1007, which, as discussed in my prior post, was intended to limit the fee charged by condominium councils of unit owners for providing required information in connection with the resale of a unit. Most significantly, the amended version limits the […]

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- April 2, 2015
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Lawmakers who say they’re tired of deciding landscaping, parking and trash can disputes are trying to delegate homeowner association legislation to a more local level.  Republican Assemblyman Ira Hansen presented AB233 on Thursday. The bill would remove the chapter of Nevada law that governs common-interest communities and push regulation to a lower level, such as […]

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- March 30, 2015
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Until now, mortgagees could commence their enforcement lawsuits anywhere in Ontario they pleased, regardless of where the mortgaged property is located. That option is now gone.  On March 31, 2015, rule 13.1.01 of the Rules of Civil Procedure is amended by adding the following new subrule     Read more……..

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- March 27, 2015
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If you are a member of a community association board of directors in Montgomery County, as of January 2016 you will be required to take basic training within 90 days after being elected.  And if you live in an apartment in the District and own a bicycle, your landlord may be obligated to provide storage […]

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- March 25, 2015
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The legislation that passed the 2015 General Assembly Session is mostly helpful to Virginia HOAs–clarifying issues created by some legislation, and providing solutions for owner apathy and bank foreclosure problems for associations.    Read more……….

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- March 23, 2015
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Florida Statute Chapter 558 was adopted to serve as an alternative method to resolve construction and design disputes in order to reduce the need for litigation, while protecting the rights of property owners. While the nuances of Florida Statute Chapter 558 are outside the focus of this post, there are some proposed changes making their […]

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- March 20, 2015
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(Scroll to 2nd item)  A bill by Rep. Monica Youngblood to cap what a homeowners association can charge for releasing documents required before a property transfer is moving to the full Senate.  Youngblood, R-Albuquerque, a real estate agent, said she is backing HB 380 to limit what she said is the “gouging” of certain homeowners […]

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- March 19, 2015
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I thought I had retired the “Arizoonie”.  This was originally an annual award I gave to the state that proposed the dumbest community association proposed law each year.  The nickname “Arizoonie” was given because Arizona continually won the award and that is also why I stopped giving it – the same state won every year. […]

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