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SHOULD YOUR HOA INSTALL LICENSE PLATE CAMERAS?

SHOULD YOUR HOA INSTALL LICENSE PLATE CAMERAS?

It is estimated that at least 400,000 neighborhoods throughout the United States have installed automated license plate readers.  Automated license plate readers are high-speed cameras that are mounted on street poles, streetlights, entrances, gatehouses or other...
COMMON CONTRACT PROVISIONS WITH CONTRACTORS/VENDORS IN MICHIGAN CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS AND HOAS

COMMON CONTRACT PROVISIONS WITH CONTRACTORS/VENDORS IN MICHIGAN CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATIONS AND HOAS

Each year, the Board of Directors for Michigan condominium and homeowners associations make a multitude of difficult decisions regarding what work needs to be done within the association, what vendors to hire to perform various tasks, and how long those contracts...
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In Haan v Lake Doster Lake Association, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued January 16, 2020 (Docket No. 345282), the Michigan Court of Appeals held in a 2-1 decision that an Allegan county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...