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MCL 559.154: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION?

MCL 559.154: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION?

Conflict is inevitable when co-owners live in close proximity in a condominium association.  Whether it is a barking dog, loud music or unpleasant odor, it is important that a condominium association has a mechanism to resolve disputes between co-owners.  Many...
DOES YOUR CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION KEEP TRACK OF MORTGAGES?

DOES YOUR CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION KEEP TRACK OF MORTGAGES?

Michigan condominium associations are required to keep a number of different types of records.  One type of record that condominium associations are required to keep, which is often overlooked, is a record of each mortgage that is placed on any condominium unit in the...
MICHIGAN MAINTAINS BAN ON SHORT-TERM RENTALS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES UNTIL JUNE 12, 2020

MICHIGAN MAINTAINS BAN ON SHORT-TERM RENTALS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES UNTIL JUNE 12, 2020

On May 22, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-100 and extended the ban on short-term rentals and the use of recreational facilities, originally contained in Executive Order 2020-92, until June 12, 2020. Condominium and HOA Recreational Facilities...
EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-92: MICHIGAN MAINTAINS BAN ON SHORT-TERM RENTALS AND AREAS OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION

EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-92: MICHIGAN MAINTAINS BAN ON SHORT-TERM RENTALS AND AREAS OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION

On April 24, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-59 and banned short-term rentals, except for certain limited circumstances. On May 7, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-77, which extended the ban on short-term vacation rentals until May...
CAN AN ASSOCIATION LIMIT YOUR RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS?

CAN AN ASSOCIATION LIMIT YOUR RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS?

Can an association restrict an individual’s right to bear arms? The answer, though nuanced, is likely in the affirmative. An association’s board has wide authority under the governing documents to restrict everything from paint color to holiday decorations, as long as...
EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-42: MICHIGAN BANS SHORT-TERM RENTALS UNTIL APRIL 30, 2020

EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-42: MICHIGAN BANS SHORT-TERM RENTALS UNTIL APRIL 30, 2020

On April 9, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-42, which extended the stay-at-home requirements that were originally contained in Executive Order 2020-21 until April 30, 2020.  In addition to extending the stay-at-home requirements, Executive Order...