MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS HOLDS THAT HOA CANNOT REVOKE APPROVALS FOR DOCKS

MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS HOLDS THAT HOA CANNOT REVOKE APPROVALS FOR DOCKS

In Haan v Lake Doster Lake Association, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued January 16, 2020 (Docket No. 345282), the Michigan Court of Appeals held in a 2-1 decision that an Allegan county homeowners association could not revoke approvals granted to...
Does Your Community Association Have a Vaping Problem?

Does Your Community Association Have a Vaping Problem?

Electronic cigarettes (or “e-cigarettes”) were first introduced into the U.S. market in the mid-2000s (see here) but only recently garnered national attention when e-cigarette smokers began developing mysterious lung injuries, some of which have been fatal (see here)....
ANNOUNCING THE ADDITION OF MICHAEL D. MCCULLOCH, ESQ., TO THE FIRM

ANNOUNCING THE ADDITION OF MICHAEL D. MCCULLOCH, ESQ., TO THE FIRM

Hirzel Law, PLC Welcomes Michael D. McCulloch, Esq., to the firm Michael D. McCulloch, Esq. joined Hirzel Law, PLC in December of 2019. He focuses his practice on condominium law, real estate law and estate planning and litigation. He graduated from Michigan State...
HB 5260: EXEMPTING CONDOMINIUMS FROM THE MARKETABLE RECORD TITLE ACT

HB 5260: EXEMPTING CONDOMINIUMS FROM THE MARKETABLE RECORD TITLE ACT

As previously discussed in, Amendment to the Marketable Record Title Act puts Michigan Restrictive Covenants at Risk, the Michigan Marketable Record Title Act, MCL 565.101, eq seq., was amended at the end of 2018, via 2018 PA 572, and may have unforeseen consequences...
CBD OIL: DOES IT VIOLATE THE PROHIBITION ON ILLEGAL ACTIVITY IN YOUR CONDOMINIUM BYLAWS?

CBD OIL: DOES IT VIOLATE THE PROHIBITION ON ILLEGAL ACTIVITY IN YOUR CONDOMINIUM BYLAWS?

Michigan is one of the most progressive states when it comes to decriminalizing marijuana use for medicinal and recreational purposes.  Accordingly, it should be no surprise that cannabidiol (“CBD”) oil is becoming commonplace on supermarket shelves and in other...
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...