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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,...
HB 4676: NEW PROCEDURES FOR REMOVING DISCRIMINATORY PROVISIONS FROM COVENANTS AND MASTER DEEDS

HB 4676: NEW PROCEDURES FOR REMOVING DISCRIMINATORY PROVISIONS FROM COVENANTS AND MASTER DEEDS

On May 24, 2019, Rep. Sarah Anthony introduced HB 4676 in order to make it easier for Michigan condominium associations and homeowners associations to remove discriminatory provisions from a covenant, declaration or master deed.  42 U.S.C. § 3604 of the Federal Fair...
RESIDENTIAL USE V. NON-RESIDENTIAL USE IN MICHIGAN CONDOMINIUMS

RESIDENTIAL USE V. NON-RESIDENTIAL USE IN MICHIGAN CONDOMINIUMS

In Michigan, many condominium documents contain a limitation that a Unit may be used for “residential purposes” only. Historically, an owner or the developer of a parcel of property could impose reasonable building, use, and occupancy restrictions on a parcel of...