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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. ...

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HIRZEL LAW, PLC REMAINS OPEN

HIRZEL LAW, PLC REMAINS OPEN

With the growing concerns about the impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Hirzel Law’s highest priority is ensuring our staff and our clients are as safe as possible. It’s paramount to us that you continue to receive the same level of support you are accustomed to, and...

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COVID-19: How Should Condominium and Homeowners Associations Handle Coronavirus?

COVID-19: How Should Condominium and Homeowners Associations Handle Coronavirus?

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak (“COVID-19”) a pandemic. On March 12, 2020, Governor Whitmer ordered all K-12 schools closed through April 6, 2020 and numerous major sports events, concerts, plays and trade shows...

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On the Waterfront: Fighting Lakefront Erosion Through Easement Maintenance

On the Waterfront: Fighting Lakefront Erosion Through Easement Maintenance

On February 12, 2020, the Ottawa County Circuit Court issued a decision in the consolidated cases Duke, et al v Wittenbach, et al, Case No 19-5989-CH and Wittenbach v Duke, et al, Case No 19-5995-CH.  The Duke cases are interesting because at first glance they appear...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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THE TOP 3 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT HUD’S NEW GUIDANCE ON ASSISTANCE AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS

THE TOP 3 THINGS YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT HUD’S NEW GUIDANCE ON ASSISTANCE AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS

On January 28, 2020, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued new guidance on how housing providers, such as condominium associations, homeowners associations and landlords, can comply with the Federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), 42 USC 3601 et seq. in...

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LEGAL UPDATE: SLIP AND FALL ON CONDOMINIUM PREMISES

LEGAL UPDATE: SLIP AND FALL ON CONDOMINIUM PREMISES

Over the last four years, there have been numerous Michigan Court of Appeals decisions addressing slip and falls on the Condominium Premises. Given that Michigan’s weather is turning colder by the day, the risk of significant personal harm on slippery snow and ice...

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