MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS RULES THAT CO-OWNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PRE-EXISTING BYLAW VIOLATIONS AFTER PURCHASING CONDOMINIUM UNIT

MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS RULES THAT CO-OWNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PRE-EXISTING BYLAW VIOLATIONS AFTER PURCHASING CONDOMINIUM UNIT

Kevin Hirzel, Brandan Hallaq and Kayleigh Long of Hirzel Law, PLC represented the Fox Pointe Association in this case. In Fox Pointe Association v Ryal, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued July 23, 2019 (Docket No. 344232), the Michigan Court of...
BRACE YOURSELF: DRONES ARE COMING TO A COMMUNITY NEAR YOU

BRACE YOURSELF: DRONES ARE COMING TO A COMMUNITY NEAR YOU

Aerial photography, weather tracking, search and rescues – these are just a few things drones are being used for as they slowly integrate into our daily lives. Drones for recreational use can be purchased for as little as $30, and in June 2019, Amazon announced that...
WXYZ DETROIT INTERVIEWS KEVIN HIRZEL ON THE THE DEBATE OVER HOA’S

WXYZ DETROIT INTERVIEWS KEVIN HIRZEL ON THE THE DEBATE OVER HOA’S

WXYZ Detroit (Channel 7) recently interviewed Kevin Hirzel regarding the debate over HOA’s.  The interview discusses the pros and cons of Homeowner’s Associations, what you need to know before entering into binding agreements with your association and how your day to...
MCL 559.148: HOW TO RELOCATE UNIT BOUNDARIES UNDER THE MICHIGAN CONDOMINIUM ACT

MCL 559.148: HOW TO RELOCATE UNIT BOUNDARIES UNDER THE MICHIGAN CONDOMINIUM ACT

Michigan condominium associations and co-owners should be aware that the boundaries of condominium units are not necessarily fixed and may be changed provided that certain requirements are satisfied under the Michigan Condominium Act, MCL 559.101, et seq.  By way of...
Court rules that the Michigan Condominium Act permits bylaws to allow for an Association to recover attorney’s fees for defending a lawsuit

Court rules that the Michigan Condominium Act permits bylaws to allow for an Association to recover attorney’s fees for defending a lawsuit

In Stadler v Fontainebleau Condominiums Association, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued April 11, 2019 (Docket No. 343303), the Michigan Court of Appeals held that the plain language of the condominium bylaws permitted the condominium association to...
Amendment to the Marketable Record Title Act puts Michigan restrictive covenants at risk

Amendment to the Marketable Record Title Act puts Michigan restrictive covenants at risk

On December 31, 2018, SB 671 was enacted into law, via 2018 PA 572, in order to amend the Michigan Marketable Record Title Act. SB 671 was a lame duck bill that may have drastic consequences for Michigan condominiums and homeowners’ associations in the future.  Based...