Legal Update: House Bill 4861 (2015): Only Resident Co-owners Would Be Eligible for the Board of Directors

Legal Update: House Bill 4861 (2015): Only Resident Co-owners Would Be Eligible for the Board of Directors

On September 10, 2015, representative Michael McCready introduced House Bill 4861, which would modify the Condominium Act, MCL 559.101, et. seq.  Importantly, the major change to the law would be the addition of the following new Section 52(5): (5) An individual is...
When and How to Amend Your Michigan Condominium Documents (Part One: When to Amend)

When and How to Amend Your Michigan Condominium Documents (Part One: When to Amend)

Michigan condominium associations are governed by various documents: the Articles of Incorporation, the Master Deed, the Condominium Bylaws, the Association (Corporate) Bylaws and any Rules and Regulations meant to implement the Bylaws.  In order to avoid confusion,...
Seven Instances When a Michigan Condominium Association Requires Mortgagee Approval to Amend its Condominium Documents

Seven Instances When a Michigan Condominium Association Requires Mortgagee Approval to Amend its Condominium Documents

  The Michigan Condominium Act, MCL 559.101, et. seq., contains various provisions related to the manner in which a condominium association may amend its master deed, bylaws and condominium subdivision plan (the “Condominium Documents”).  Excluding special rules...
Six Major Revisions to the Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act: Should your Condominium Association Revise its Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws?

Six Major Revisions to the Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Act: Should your Condominium Association Revise its Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws?

In Michigan, two primary statutes govern the affairs of a condominium association: the Condominium Act and the Nonprofit Corporation Act.  The last major revisions to the Nonprofit Corporation Act took place in 2008 through Public Act 9 of 2008, which permitted voting...