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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...
CHECKING THE LIST TWICE: BUYING A CONDOMINIUM UNIT IN MICHIGAN DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

CHECKING THE LIST TWICE: BUYING A CONDOMINIUM UNIT IN MICHIGAN DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Buying a new home can be a stressful, frustrating experience – buying a home during the COVID-19 pandemic may be even worse.  By the time you have found the perfect home, you may just want to sign all the papers put in front of you; however, whether buying a...
EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-42: MICHIGAN BANS SHORT-TERM RENTALS UNTIL APRIL 30, 2020

EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-42: MICHIGAN BANS SHORT-TERM RENTALS UNTIL APRIL 30, 2020

On April 9, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-42, which extended the stay-at-home requirements that were originally contained in Executive Order 2020-21 until April 30, 2020.  In addition to extending the stay-at-home requirements, Executive Order...
HAS YOUR CONDO ASSOCIATION ADOPTED BUILDING ACCESS AND USE RULES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19?

HAS YOUR CONDO ASSOCIATION ADOPTED BUILDING ACCESS AND USE RULES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19?

It is important that Michigan condominium associations are proactive in protecting the health and safety of the co-owners during the coronavirus pandemic.  As previously noted by the Michigan Court of Appeals: Inherent in the condominium concept is the principle that...
COURT RULES SITE CONDOMINIUM UNIT WAS REBUILT IN ACCORDANCE WITH MASTER DEED

COURT RULES SITE CONDOMINIUM UNIT WAS REBUILT IN ACCORDANCE WITH MASTER DEED

In DeCaminada v Hammond, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued February 18, 2020 (Docket No. 345847), the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that the co-owners of a site condominium unit who constructed a larger home, after losing their home in a fire, had...
HOW TO HANDLE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION COLLECTIONS IN THE AFTERMATH OF COVID-19

HOW TO HANDLE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION COLLECTIONS IN THE AFTERMATH OF COVID-19

On March 10, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-4 and declared a State of Emergency in the State of Michigan related to the respiratory disease novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  On March 13, President Donald Trump declared a National Emergency. ...