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MCL 559.154: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION?

MCL 559.154: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION?

Conflict is inevitable when co-owners live in close proximity in a condominium association.  Whether it is a barking dog, loud music or unpleasant odor, it is important that a condominium association has a mechanism to resolve disputes between co-owners.  Many...
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...
DOES YOUR CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION KEEP TRACK OF MORTGAGES?

DOES YOUR CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION KEEP TRACK OF MORTGAGES?

Michigan condominium associations are required to keep a number of different types of records.  One type of record that condominium associations are required to keep, which is often overlooked, is a record of each mortgage that is placed on any condominium unit in the...
MICHIGAN MAINTAINS BAN ON SHORT-TERM RENTALS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES UNTIL JUNE 12, 2020

MICHIGAN MAINTAINS BAN ON SHORT-TERM RENTALS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES UNTIL JUNE 12, 2020

On May 22, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-100 and extended the ban on short-term rentals and the use of recreational facilities, originally contained in Executive Order 2020-92, until June 12, 2020. Condominium and HOA Recreational Facilities...
CORONAVIRUS: WHAT CONDOS AND HOA’S NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REOPENING RECREATIONAL FACILITIES

CORONAVIRUS: WHAT CONDOS AND HOA’S NEED TO KNOW ABOUT REOPENING RECREATIONAL FACILITIES

Michiganders living in condominiums and homeowners associations have been subject to some form of a stay-at-home order since March 24, 2020 due to COVID-19. However, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has started reopening portions of Northern Michigan, and it is expected that...
EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-92: MICHIGAN MAINTAINS BAN ON SHORT-TERM RENTALS AND AREAS OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION

EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-92: MICHIGAN MAINTAINS BAN ON SHORT-TERM RENTALS AND AREAS OF PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION

On April 24, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-59 and banned short-term rentals, except for certain limited circumstances. On May 7, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-77, which extended the ban on short-term vacation rentals until May...