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  • Neighbor suing Park City Planning Commission chair alleges HOA cover-up (UT) February 13, 2024
    Bob Theobald filed suit against Park City Planning Commission Chair Sarah Hall and her husband Gerry in May 2023, alleging they violated building and land use rules while renovating their 7-acre property in Park Meadows.  Theobald is also suing city hall, saying it didn’t provide proper oversight and adequate enforcement.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Park City Council rejects HOA request to prohibit nightly rentals in city code (UT) February 3, 2024
    In 2008 the Bald Eagle Club in upper Deer Valley prohibited nightly rentals through its homeowner association bylaws. A proposed ordinance on the council’s agenda Thursday would have taken it a step further and enshrined the neighborhood’s nightly rental ban in city code. Read the article…………………………….
  • Heber City look to HOAs to govern short-term rentals (UT) December 24, 2023
    Heber City residents using their houses as short-term rentals could lose their business licenses if their neighborhoods’ homeowners associations have rules against the practice.   Read the article………………………….
  • Former Utah HOA treasurer pleads guilty to embezzling $232,000 November 3, 2023
    Federal prosecutors say a southern Utah woman pleaded guilty to abusing her former position as a homeowners association (HOA) treasurer to embezzle about $232,000.   Read the article……………………………….
  • Utah judge orders trial for registered sex offender charged with failing to disclose HOA presidency October 23, 2023
    A Utah County judge ordered a convicted child sex offender who is required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life to stand trial on charges he failed to disclose he was president of his homeowner’s association.     Read the article………………………………..
  • Residents of Centerville condos had 6th fire in 10 years this past weekend (UT) October 3, 2023
    Almost a year ago to the day, a fire broke out in her building, which is across from the building that burned on Sunday night. In fact, she said this weekend’s fire is the third in the last three years.  Another neighbor, who declined to be interviewed on camera, reported six fires since she moved in 10 years ago. It’s a situation that has residents fearful of what could happen to them.   Read the article…………………………..
  • Approximately 25 people displaced after condo fire in Centerville (UT) October 2, 2023
    Approximately 25 people were displaced by a fire that damaged 10 units at a Centerville condominium, according to officials.   Read the article……………………………….
  • Utah judge orders trial for registered sex offender failing to disclose HOA presidency September 26, 2023
    A Utah County judge ordered a convicted child sex offender who is required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life to stand trial for failing to disclose he was president of his homeowner’s association.  Read the article………………………..
  • Daybreak neighbors fear plan afoot to relocate ducks from Oquirrh Lake (UT) September 16, 2023
    Long-time duck-watchers at Daybreak’s Oquirrh Lake said Friday they’ve noticed a section of the population disappear recently and they fear the community’s association has plans to remove and rehome more ducks in the months to come.  Read the article………………………..
  • Construction chaos frustrates Highland Estates neighbors, prompts stop work order (UT) September 10, 2023
    The county stopped the work of three utility companies digging in the Highland Estates neighborhood Tuesday.  Neighbors have experienced numerous power outages, water service interruptions and traffic problems since at least June.   Read the article………………………..
  • Kaysville residents angered by city’s response to flooding (UT) April 23, 2023
    More than a week after a blockage in a drainage system and resulting flood that left a massive pit in their neighborhood, some homeowners and the developer were upset Friday over the city’s response to the disaster.   Read the article………………………..
  • 9-year-old boy hospitalized after roof slide buries him at Alta condominium (UT) March 17, 2023
    A 9-year-old boy was airlifted to a hospital after a roof slide of snow buried him at an Alta condominium.  According to officials of the Alta Marshal’s Office, they were called to a condominium complex in the town of Alta on Wednesday just before 5:30 p.m. following reports of a child who had been buried in snow from a roof slide.   Read the article………………………..
  • ‘Unprecedented’ Utah bill would allow developers to create own districts. Here’s why that matters February 28, 2023
    A new bill has emerged on Utah’s Capitol Hill seeking to allow landowners to form their own special districts in order to finance infrastructure projects with the aim of helping developers cut down on housing costs.   Read the article………………………..
  • Utah bill passes restricting registered sex offenders at HOA pools, parks, playgrounds February 15, 2023
    Nearly a month into the 2023 legislative session, Utah lawmakers approved a bill that tackles an issue raised by 2News Investigates into registered sex offenders and areas they can and cannot enter.    Read the article………………………..
  • Bill bans HOAs from requiring lush, green lawns (UT) February 11, 2023
    Tucked into a bill on condominiums and homeowners associations is a provision cracking down on lush, green lawns.   Read the article………………………..
  • Senate committee approves bill limiting sex offenders at pools, parks and playgrounds (UT) February 4, 2023
    The bill would restrict sex offenders from entering a pool, park, or playground owned by a homeowners’ association or other private entity.   Read the article………………………..
  • State lawmaker acts in wake of investigation that uncovered gaping hole in Utah law January 17, 2023
    A state lawmaker is acting in the wake of a 2News Investigation that uncovered a gaping hole in Utah law when it comes to sex offenders and homeowners’ associations.  Read the article………………………..
  • HOA suspects plenty of blame in Draper flooding, others say no (UT) January 15, 2023
    The HOA president in Draper’s Bellevue neighborhood said the developer, a contractor, Draper City and Salt Lake County may all share some blame in flooded basements that “looked like swimming pools” amid heavy rain this week    Read the article………………………..
  • Questions on who to blame arise as water continues to flow into Draper homes (UT) January 12, 2023
    Earlier, an HOA leader said tree roots had clogged a drain, which apparently had been cleaned nine months ago. The homeowners’ association cleaned it again Wednesday morning.   Read the article………………………..
  • Murray condo fire leaves families displaced on Christmas (UT) December 26, 2022
    Two families have been displaced from their homes after a Christmas Day fire damaged units at a Murray condominium complex.  Read the article………………………..
  • Garage Grinches target condominium in Millcreek just before Christmas (UT) December 25, 2022
    Thieves targeted a condo complex in Millcreek ahead of the Christmas, allegedly cutting through a garage door and taking items from multiple vehicles.   Read the article………………………..
  • Fire to multi-family condo unit in Park City displaces 20 people (UT) December 16, 2022
    Park City Police say 20 people have been displaced following a fire inside a multi-family condo unit Wednesday afternoon.  Authorities tell KSL TV’s Lauren Steinbrecher that police have arranged housing for all of those individuals displaced by the fire. The incident is in the area of 1000 Park Avenue.   Read the article………………………..
  • What happens when Utahns and HOAs disagree? This man says protections are needed (UT) November 30, 2022
    But those controlled environments and his homeowners association have been at odds in the past.  “I live in a condo building, with an HOA board and management company. My work schedule changed and I asked for a ‘reasonable accommodation’ to use the condo gym when I got off work. Instead of accommodating me as the law requires, for months, the board ignored my repeated, written requests.”   Read the article………………………..
  • Opinion: We can have solar power — without the aesthetically questionable roof panels (UT) October 24, 2022
    But to start this story at the beginning: Both of us are residents of the Stone Cliff community within St. George. Clay Wilkes, a devoted environmentalist, wanted to install solar panels on his roof. LaDel Laub, a governing-board member of the Stone Cliff homeowner’s association, held to the HOA guidelines and ruled against it, on aesthetic grounds.   Read the article………………………..
  • Electrical fire spreads to structure just off Dixie Downs in Vista Ridge Estates; numerous firefighters respond (UT) October 14, 2022
    An electric fire likely caused by biked being charged set a garage ablaze in the Vista Ridge Estates 55-plus community at 1331 N. Dixie Downs Road on Thursday night.  At least five fire trucks and over 20 firefighters responded to the scene to extinguish the blaze, which Vista Ridge Estates homeowners association manager Cheri Sanders said started when a parked vehicle ignited.   Read the article………………………..
  • Woman dies in Centerville condominium fire (UT) October 13, 2022
    One woman died in a fire that burned through parts of a condominium complex in Centerville on Wednesday.   Read the article………………………..
  • HOA Treasurer confesses to embezzling more than $150K thanks to persistent homeowner (UT) July 1, 2022
    After years of questioning and independent research from a persistent homeowner, the former treasurer of the Lava Bluff HOA in Hurricane confessed to embezzling more than $150,000.   Read the article………………………
  • HOA fee shenanigans sour homebuying experience (UT) June 25, 2022
    There never seems to be a lack of material to discuss when it comes to HOAs (homeowner’s associations). Oh, how I wish we didn’t have to go there again, but alas, we do. Allow me to provide some context. This morning, I received a call from the buyer’s agent on a listing of mine that we have under contract together. We are getting ready to close and she was reviewing the final numbers with the title company when she noticed ...
  • Summit Park and Pinebrook wildfire prevention projects get top rating from state (UT) June 2, 2022
    After evacuations for the Parleys Canyon Fire, a wave of Summit Park homeowners signed up to have their property assessed for wildfire risk. Millions of dollars in grants are now funding work there and across Summit County.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Lehi man ordered to rip out his new xeriscape landscaping by his HOA (UT) May 27, 2022
    It’s the sort of landscaping that has the hearty support of everyone from water scientists and Utah politicos.  But you know who doesn’t like it? Hadley’s homeowner’s association.    Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Fox Tail Trail development draws HOA condemnation (UT) May 13, 2022
    James Letchford, president of the Hidden Meadows Homeowners Association, which represents all of the homes in the nearby area, said that the applicant will ultimately be able to make their own rules by establishing their own HOA.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Park City landowner accused of spending $3.7M of HOA funds on personal chef, nanny (UT) May 5, 2022
    A prominent Park City landowner and landlord renting out commercial and residential space on historic Main Street is facing criminal charges after prosecutors say he misappropriated millions of dollars on “significant commercial and personal expenses” including a personal chef and nanny.  The charges stem from Abdalla’s business dealings and management of the Sky Lodge condominiums and Union Square Homeowners Association properties on Main Street and Heber Avenue.     Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Tollgate City? Tollgate Canyon resident asks about incorporation amid North Summit Fire suspension (UT) February 25, 2022
    Could Tollgate Canyon become its own city? Residents say the North Summit fire suspension has left the remote neighborhood with unacceptable emergency coverage. Now, they’re looking for solutions.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • FOX 13 Investigates: They hear noises in their homes, and Utah law seems to be on the side of the builder February 15, 2022
    Both women live in a condominium complex in Herriman called Eagle View, built by Edge Homes. Residents here have complained about excess noises to Edge and their homeowners association, records show. A fix has not yet arrived.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Water conservation bill targeting cities and HOAs stalls in House committee (UT) February 10, 2022
    A water conservation bill that received a shout-out from Gov. Spencer Cox did not advance out of a Utah House committee Wednesday afternoon.  House Bill 95, sponsored by Rep. Ray Ward (R-Bountiful), would prohibit cities, counties, and HOAs from requiring property owners to plant or maintain only grass. They would have to provide other landscaping options such as xeriscaping or other vegetation.    Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Senate committee passes bill limiting HOAs in display, landscaping rules (UT) February 4, 2022
    A bill putting limits on homeowners’ associations when it comes to political signs, holiday displays, and landscaping on park strips has passed a Senate committee.    Read the entire article……………………………….
  • ‘No one else can force you to put it in’: Lawmaker proposes end to government, HOA rules requiring lawns (UT) January 26, 2022
    As a way to help promote water conservation statewide, a Utah legislator has put forth a bill that would ban government entities and homeowners associations from requiring residents to have and maintain lawns or turf.    Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Utah bill would prevent cities, HOAs from enforcing grass rules January 7, 2022
    A Utah lawmaker is pushing a bill that would dramatically change the rules for cities, counties, and homeowners’ associations when it comes to grass.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Predatory towing? Herriman residents share warning after being towed within minutes (UT) November 18, 2021
    A Herriman city councilmember and two of his constituents have a warning for the public tonight, after the residents fell victim to what they call “predatory towing.” It happened all within just a matter of two and a half minutes in front of their home. Although the couple admits they knew what they did was wrong, they said the tow truck driver’s behavior before and after the incident didn’t sit right with them.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Utah legislature considers incentives to ditch turf, ban cities and HOAs from requiring lawns November 16, 2021
    The Utah State Legislature is considering bills to encourage people get rid of “non-functional turf” and block cities and HOAs from requiring lawns.  The bills, which will be introduced in the 2022 legislative session, come as the latest winter forecast shows a warm, dry one.    Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Two South Ogden condos heavily damaged in overnight fire (UT) October 1, 2021
    Two families have been displaced after a fire tore through two condos in South Ogden late Saturday night, injuring two firefighters.  The condos in the neighborhood near 800 East and 5500 South are close together, which put pressure on firefighters to keep the flames from spreading to more homes.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Utah lawmaker pushes HOA in Cottonwood Heights to cut back on watering August 25, 2021
    A state legislator said she’s tried everything to get the HOA in her area of Cottonwood Heights to cut back on watering, but every attempt has been ignored.  Gay Lynn Bennion walks Hollow Mill Road every morning with her husband. She likes the exercise, but in early June she noticed something that really bothered her — the sprinklers along the park strip were on every morning.    Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Murray condo complex cleans up after flooding (UT) August 19, 2021
    Residents of the Willowbrook Condominium complex are cleaning up after a heavy storm that brought flooding to several units and the clubhouse Wednesday.  Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Five-alarm condo fire in SLC draws heavy response (UT) June 28, 2021
    An early morning condominiuim fire in Salt Lake City drew a heavy response from emergency crews Monday.  Officials say they were called around 2 a.m. to the building at 425 South 1000 East due to smoke and flames coming from the fourth and fifth floors of the six-story Incline Terrace building. Nearly 100 emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene.    Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Why aren’t we seeing more new condos being built in Salt Lake City? It’s complicated (UT) June 3, 2021
    When CW Urban announced it would build a new residential building across from Pioneer Park, one thing in particular stood out.  It wasn’t necessarily its design, its unit count, its height or anything about the appearance that made it particularly noteworthy in a sea of similar competing buildings nearby.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Developer, HOA apologize over Ramadan decoration fine (UT) May 26, 2021
    A day after KSL TV first reported a Muslim family received a fine from its homeowners association over their Ramadan decorations, the HOA and the neighborhood developer have apologized.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Neighbors Claim Religious Discrimination After HOA Fines Lehi Family (UT) May 25, 2021
    A group of neighbors in Lehi sided against their homeowners association after a family was fined for their decorations celebrating Ramadan. Ahsan Ali Khan lives in an Ivory Homes community near 900 West 2800 North. The Khans are Muslim and recently celebrated Ramadan.    Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Hideout’s first master developer sues the town and its planner for $100M (UT) May 11, 2021
    The original master developer of Hideout is suing the town and its planner over development rights, accusing them of causing the developer economic damages of at least $100 million by reducing the value of its holdings and acting to prevent it from developing hundreds of homes.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Hideout Homeowners to Decide on Purchase of Outlaw Golf Club (UT) May 6, 2021
    Hideout homeowners have to decide whether to purchase a golf course in their community. If they don’t, the current owner says he will sell to someone else.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • White property owners only? Racist covenants remain on books in Utah, but now there’s a path to fix them April 3, 2021
    Before building a new home in Holladay, Steve Tachiki glanced over his property records to make sure the changes wouldn’t get him into trouble.  On the second page of a housing covenant, he found a different sort of requirement, barring anyone “other than the caucasian race” from owning a home on the property. It was a relic from more than 70 years ago, when racial discrimination was expressly permitted in Utah.    Read the entire article……………………………….
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