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U.S Territories Condominium & Homeowner Association News

/ Owner - November 2, 2013
  • Condo Owners Sent Incorrect Property Tax Bills *Update* – Lt. Governor Responds (US Virgin Islands) June 9, 2022
    Condominium owners in the territory might want to hold off paying their property tax bill until new, corrected bills are issued. Some property tax bills sent out June 1 incorrectly used a commercial property tax rate of 0.711 percent, nearly double the residential tax rate of 0.377 percent.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Guam: Everything Real Estate: How a Homeowner’s Association works March 13, 2022
    Sandy Gould Yow and Duane Pahl share their expertise on Everything Real Estate once a month in their published column, and weekly on the PDN website with a video discussing a real estate topic.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Consumer Affairs issues order easing restrictions for condo residents (PR) March 15, 2021
    The Puerto Rico Department of Consumer Affairs issued an order to ease certain conditions that have been in effect for condominium residents in line with COVID-19 restrictions, agency Secretary Edan Rivera said.  Order 2021-002, which goes into effect today, allows holding in-person meetings and the opening of recreational areas.    Read the article………………………………..
  • U.S. Virgin Islands: DLCA Announces New License for Short-Term Rentals December 18, 2020
    The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs is introducing a new business license for short-term rentals it promises will help crack down on people who rent out their residences against the bylaws of homeowners’ associations.   Read the article……………………………….
  • Puerto Rico Gov Signs New Condominium Act August 19, 2020
    Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced signed Act 129-2020, which establishes the Puerto Rico Condominium Act to update the rules that govern coexistence in these structures, effectively abolishing Act 104-1958, as amended.      Read the article……………………………….
  • Puerto Rico: Consumer Affairs revises rules for condo residents amid COVID-19 curfew April 1, 2020
    The Puerto Rico Department of Consumer Affairs has issued a new set of rules that condominium residents must abide by during the COVID-19 lockdown and curfew, agency Secretary Carmen Salgado confirmed.  The new conditions included in Order 2020-010 seek to respond to several complaints filed at the agency known as DACO about “extreme measures” adopted by condominium boards and resident councils as a result of the curfew, she said.    Read the article…………………………..
  • Army veteran asked to remove Puerto Rican flag at Kissimmee home by homeowners association (FL) August 12, 2019
    A controversy is brewing in Kissimmee between a homeowners association and an Army veteran who says all she wants is the freedom to fly the flag of her choice at her home.  Frances Santiago spent 14 years as an Army medic, including two tours in Iraq.   Read the article……………………
  • V.I. Moves To Dismiss Condo Fee Suits For Lack of Claim June 22, 2017
    The V.I. government filed motions Thursday to dismiss two condominium group lawsuits over new condo user fees, arguing the plaintiffs fail to make a legally plausible claim.  In question is whether a new $25 per day of occupancy fees on timeshare units in the territory violates the U.S. Constitution or is discriminatory.    Read the article……………
  • Group files Art. 12 lawsuit vs Anaks homeowners (Saipan) December 22, 2016
    A group of investors filed an Article 12 lawsuit against Anaks Ocean View Hill Saipan Homeowners’ Association Ltd. and the Manuel S. and Luise P. Villagomez family trust. Anaks Investors LLC, through Daniel T. Guidotti, asked the Superior Court to declare that the lease of land where Anaks is located is void because it violates Article 12. Article 12 Section 1 of the CNMI Constitution restricts land ownership in the CNMI to “persons of Northern Marianas Descent.”     Read the ...
  • Bureau’s statements about Pago Bay towers were ignored (Guam) May 6, 2016
    When the Guam Land Use Commission conditionally approved the construction of two condominium towers to rise above Pago Bay, it ignored position statements made by the director of the Bureau of Statistics and Plans on Nov. 30.   Read the article………….
  • Facts about condo buying in the Philippines April 23, 2016
    I’ve run into a few people recently who have asked me if people from Guam can buy a condo in the Philippines.  The answer is yes, Guamanians can buy condos in the Philippines because Philippine law allows for foreigners, or non-Filipino citizens, to own condominiums.   Read the article………….
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