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LANDLORD TENANT ISSUES IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

LANDLORD TENANT ISSUES IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

The novel coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”) has impacted nearly every aspect of life, including residential housing. People living in communal living spaces and apartment buildings need to take particular care to prevent and address community spread. Landlords and...
KEVIN HIRZEL’S INTERVIEW ON LAW AND CRIME NETWORK, COVID-19 LAW Q&A

KEVIN HIRZEL’S INTERVIEW ON LAW AND CRIME NETWORK, COVID-19 LAW Q&A

Law & Crime Network recently interviewed Kevin Hirzel regarding national issues that are arising due to the Covid-19 crisis . In this Q & A, Kevin Hirzel addresses rent and mortgage concerns, loan modifications, State Executive Orders and Federal stimulus...
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. ...
HB 4910: Michigan seeks to criminalize fake emotional support animal requests

HB 4910: Michigan seeks to criminalize fake emotional support animal requests

On September 3, 2019, Representative Matt Hill introduced House Bill 4910, which would create the “Misrepresentation of Emotional Support Animals Act” and criminalize a fake request for an emotional support animal. Requests for emotional support animals...
Michigan Court rules that Homeowners Association did not violate Fair Housing Act in refusing fence for emotional support and service dogs

Michigan Court rules that Homeowners Association did not violate Fair Housing Act in refusing fence for emotional support and service dogs

In Fox Bay Civic Assn, Inc v Creswell, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued May 30, 2019 (Docket No. 343384), the Michigan Court of Appeals held that a homeowners association could enforce its deed restrictions banning fences and that a disabled owner...
HOA violates the Fair Housing Act by denying a service animal in the clubhouse

HOA violates the Fair Housing Act by denying a service animal in the clubhouse

In Sanzaro v Ardiente Homeowners Association, et. al., Docket No. 2:11-CV0-1143-RFB-CWH, 2019 WL 1049380 (D Nev, March 5, 2019), a federal court imposed a judgment of $350,000 in compensatory damages, $285,000 in punitive damages and awarded the plaintiffs attorney’s...