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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...
COURT RULES SITE CONDOMINIUM UNIT WAS REBUILT IN ACCORDANCE WITH MASTER DEED

COURT RULES SITE CONDOMINIUM UNIT WAS REBUILT IN ACCORDANCE WITH MASTER DEED

In DeCaminada v Hammond, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued February 18, 2020 (Docket No. 345847), the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that the co-owners of a site condominium unit who constructed a larger home, after losing their home in a fire, had...
HOW TO HANDLE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION COLLECTIONS IN THE AFTERMATH OF COVID-19

HOW TO HANDLE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION COLLECTIONS IN THE AFTERMATH OF COVID-19

On March 10, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-4 and declared a State of Emergency in the State of Michigan related to the respiratory disease novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  On March 13, President Donald Trump declared a National Emergency. ...
SHOULD YOUR HOA INSTALL LICENSE PLATE CAMERAS?

SHOULD YOUR HOA INSTALL LICENSE PLATE CAMERAS?

It is estimated that at least 400,000 neighborhoods throughout the United States have installed automated license plate readers.  Automated license plate readers are high-speed cameras that are mounted on street poles, streetlights, entrances, gatehouses or other...
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...