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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...
COMMON CONTRACT PROVISIONS WITH CONTRACTORS/VENDORS IN MICHIGAN CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS AND HOAS

COMMON CONTRACT PROVISIONS WITH CONTRACTORS/VENDORS IN MICHIGAN CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS AND HOAS

Each year, the Board of Directors for Michigan condominium and homeowners associations make a multitude of difficult decisions regarding what work needs to be done within the association, what vendors to hire to perform various tasks, and how long those contracts...
LEGAL UPDATE: SLIP AND FALL ON CONDOMINIUM PREMISES

LEGAL UPDATE: SLIP AND FALL ON CONDOMINIUM PREMISES

Over the last four years, there have been numerous Michigan Court of Appeals decisions addressing slip and falls on the Condominium Premises. Given that Michigan’s weather is turning colder by the day, the risk of significant personal harm on slippery snow and ice...
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CARRYING INSURANCE ON A CONDOMINIUM?

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CARRYING INSURANCE ON A CONDOMINIUM?

Introduction For many people, purchasing a home is the largest investment they will make in their lifetime. While owning real estate should be considered an investment, it should also be viewed as a risk. Aside from the risk that the property will decrease in value,...