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MCL 559.152: WHEN DO THE CO-OWNERS ELECT DIRECTORS AFTER DEVELOPER CONTROL?

MCL 559.152: WHEN DO THE CO-OWNERS ELECT DIRECTORS AFTER DEVELOPER CONTROL?

Every Michigan condominium association goes through a transition in which control of the board of directors is transferred from developer control to co-owner control.  In many condominium associations, it is not uncommon for a developer to attempt to retain control of...
TIPS FOR REVIEWING CABLE SERVICE PROVIDER AGREEMENTS

TIPS FOR REVIEWING CABLE SERVICE PROVIDER AGREEMENTS

In 2009, 87.8% of American households had either a cable or satellite TV subscription; however, by the end of 2019, that number dropped to just 65.3% of American households, as more American households “cut the cord” and turned to internet-based TV subscriptions, such...
KEVIN HIRZEL’S ARTICLE IN THE WASHINGTON POST : KNOW WHICH CORONAVIRUS-RELATED RISKS ARE COVERED BY YOUR ASSOCIATION’S INSURANCE

KEVIN HIRZEL’S ARTICLE IN THE WASHINGTON POST : KNOW WHICH CORONAVIRUS-RELATED RISKS ARE COVERED BY YOUR ASSOCIATION’S INSURANCE

As governors around the country ease stay-at-home restrictions, community association boards are forced to make difficult decisions regarding opening common areas, where once ordinary activities such as going to the gym or swimming pool or throwing a party are now...
CORONAVIRUS: WHAT CONDOS AND HOA’S NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REOPENING RECREATIONAL FACILITIES

CORONAVIRUS: WHAT CONDOS AND HOA’S NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REOPENING RECREATIONAL FACILITIES

Michiganders living in condominiums and homeowners associations have been subject to some form of a stay-at-home order since March 24, 2020 due to COVID-19. However, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has started reopening portions of Northern Michigan, and it is expected that...
HAS YOUR CONDO ASSOCIATION ADOPTED BUILDING ACCESS AND USE RULES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19?

HAS YOUR CONDO ASSOCIATION ADOPTED BUILDING ACCESS AND USE RULES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19?

It is important that Michigan condominium associations are proactive in protecting the health and safety of the co-owners during the coronavirus pandemic.  As previously noted by the Michigan Court of Appeals: Inherent in the condominium concept is the principle that...
COVID-19: How Should Condominium and Homeowners Associations Handle Coronavirus?

COVID-19: How Should Condominium and Homeowners Associations Handle Coronavirus?

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak (“COVID-19”) a pandemic. On March 12, 2020, Governor Whitmer ordered all K-12 schools closed through April 6, 2020 and numerous major sports events, concerts, plays and trade shows...