What Do I Need to Know About a Conversion Condominium Under the Michigan Condominium Act?

What Do I Need to Know About a Conversion Condominium Under the Michigan Condominium Act?

Matthew W. Heron, Esq. Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, PLC  Introduction Michigan law allows the creation of a condominium project under terms and conditions set forth in the Michigan Condominium Act, Act 59 of 1978, MCL 559.101, et seq. (the “Act”).  For the...
ALLEGAN COUNTY TRIAL COURT RULES THAT SHORT-TERM VACATION RENTALS VIOLATE DEED RESTRICTIONS

ALLEGAN COUNTY TRIAL COURT RULES THAT SHORT-TERM VACATION RENTALS VIOLATE DEED RESTRICTIONS

As mentioned in our previous blog article, technological advancements have increased the ability of individuals to do short-term leasing, as opposed to the traditional long term, six month or greater, leasing arrangement, in particular looking at the new phenomenon of...
The Impact of Short-Term Rentals on Condominium and Homeowner Associations: To Airbnb or Not to Airbnb?

The Impact of Short-Term Rentals on Condominium and Homeowner Associations: To Airbnb or Not to Airbnb?

Many condominium bylaws restrict or otherwise regulate a co-owner’s ability to lease the co-owner’s condominium unit. These restrictions are sometimes imposed as part of an effort to maintain property values, and sometimes to comply with the Federal Housing...
Legal Update: Slip and Fall on the Condominium Premises: Does the Condominium Owe a Statutory Duty to its Co-owners?

Legal Update: Slip and Fall on the Condominium Premises: Does the Condominium Owe a Statutory Duty to its Co-owners?

What happens if a Co-owner slips and falls on the condominium premises?  Does the Co-owner have a right to sue the Association or its property manager for failing to maintain the common areas in reasonable repair?  Can the Co-owner recover from the Association (i.e....
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...