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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...
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In DeCaminada v Hammond, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued February 18, 2020 (Docket No. 345847), the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that the co-owners of a site condominium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. ...