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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...
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...
CAN AN ASSOCIATION LIMIT YOUR RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS?

CAN AN ASSOCIATION LIMIT YOUR RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS?

Can an association restrict an individual’s right to bear arms? The answer, though nuanced, is likely in the affirmative. An association’s board has wide authority under the governing documents to restrict everything from paint color to holiday decorations, as long as...