MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS HOLDS THAT HOA CANNOT REVOKE APPROVALS FOR DOCKS

MICHIGAN COURT OF APPEALS HOLDS THAT HOA CANNOT REVOKE APPROVALS FOR DOCKS

In Haan v Lake Doster Lake Association, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued January 16, 2020 (Docket No. 345282), the Michigan Court of Appeals held in a 2-1 decision that an Allegan county homeowners association could not revoke approvals granted to...
Does Your Community Association Have a Vaping Problem?

Does Your Community Association Have a Vaping Problem?

Electronic cigarettes (or “e-cigarettes”) were first introduced into the U.S. market in the mid-2000s (see here) but only recently garnered national attention when e-cigarette smokers began developing mysterious lung injuries, some of which have been fatal (see here)....
RESOLVING SATELLITE DISH LOCATION DISPUTES: SASTIN 2, LLC V HEMINGWAY ASSOCIATION, INC

RESOLVING SATELLITE DISH LOCATION DISPUTES: SASTIN 2, LLC V HEMINGWAY ASSOCIATION, INC

Homeowner associations often seek to exercise architectural control over exterior structures within their communities which impact community aesthetics.  For some issues, however, an association’s concern over the form of a structure potentially impacts its function...
HB 5260: EXEMPTING CONDOMINIUMS FROM THE MARKETABLE RECORD TITLE ACT

HB 5260: EXEMPTING CONDOMINIUMS FROM THE MARKETABLE RECORD TITLE ACT

As previously discussed in, Amendment to the Marketable Record Title Act puts Michigan Restrictive Covenants at Risk, the Michigan Marketable Record Title Act, MCL 565.101, eq seq., was amended at the end of 2018, via 2018 PA 572, and may have unforeseen consequences...
KEVIN HIRZEL’S INTERVIEW WITH MURRAY FELDMAN ON THE FELDMAN REPORT ON WWJ AM 950

KEVIN HIRZEL’S INTERVIEW WITH MURRAY FELDMAN ON THE FELDMAN REPORT ON WWJ AM 950

A site condominium is a type of condominium that exists in Michigan and is composed of single-family homes.  Site condominium units are still subject to restrictions contained in a Master Deed and Condominium Bylaws and it is important that purchasers review the...
HB 4676: NEW PROCEDURES FOR REMOVING DISCRIMINATORY PROVISIONS FROM COVENANTS AND MASTER DEEDS

HB 4676: NEW PROCEDURES FOR REMOVING DISCRIMINATORY PROVISIONS FROM COVENANTS AND MASTER DEEDS

On May 24, 2019, Rep. Sarah Anthony introduced HB 4676 in order to make it easier for Michigan condominium associations and homeowners associations to remove discriminatory provisions from a covenant, declaration or master deed.  42 U.S.C. § 3604 of the Federal Fair...