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MCL 559.152: WHEN DO THE CO-OWNERS ELECT DIRECTORS AFTER DEVELOPER CONTROL?

MCL 559.152: WHEN DO THE CO-OWNERS ELECT DIRECTORS AFTER DEVELOPER CONTROL?

Every Michigan condominium association goes through a transition in which control of the board of directors is transferred from developer control to co-owner control.  In many condominium associations, it is not uncommon for a developer to attempt to retain control of...
THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

The Coronavirus and the State of Emergency On March 10, 2020, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services identified the first two presumptive cases of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in the State of Michigan. On March 16, 2020 Governor Whitmer...
CHECKING THE LIST TWICE: BUYING A CONDOMINIUM UNIT IN MICHIGAN DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

CHECKING THE LIST TWICE: BUYING A CONDOMINIUM UNIT IN MICHIGAN DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Buying a new home can be a stressful, frustrating experience – buying a home during the COVID-19 pandemic may be even worse.  By the time you have found the perfect home, you may just want to sign all the papers put in front of you; however, whether buying a...
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...
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...
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In Haan v Lake Doster Lake Association, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued January 16, 2020 (Docket No. 345282), the Michigan Court of Appeals held in a 2-1 decision that an Allegan county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...