It is vital to have knowledgeable and reliable lawyers on your team for any Warren condo and homeowners associations (“HOA”). Condo associations and HOAs are regularly faced with matters that require legal assistance, from collecting unpaid dues to amending HOA covenants, handling contractual disputes, Fair Housing Act compliance, and more. Although each situation varies with its own challenges, all necessitate an experienced Warren condominium and HOA lawyer.
Instead of figuring out these complicated procedures by yourself, get help from the experienced Warren condo and HOA attorneys at Hirzel Law, PLC. Our highly-achieved Warren condominium and homeowners association lawyers manage all types of condo and HOA legal matters with our extensive knowledge of Michigan’s condominium and HOA regulations.
Why Should I Hire a Warren Condo or HOA Attorney?
Whether contracting with renters, homeowners, or vendors, legal difficulties can quickly occur. That is why partnering with experienced HOA attorneys, like Hirzel Law, is essential. At Hirzel Law, our award-winning attorneys are committed to serving as trusted counselors and educators on the vast number of complex condominium and HOA rules and regulations in Michigan.
Legal Advice for Warren Condominium Law Matters
Condominium associations often encounter legal issues that necessitate the professional knowledge of an experienced team of lawyers. At Hirzel Law, our Warren condo lawyers focus on assisting condo associations in managing and staying compliant with the Michigan Condominium Act. Keep reading to explore the legal fields for which we provide services.
Warren homeowners associations rely heavily on collecting HOA assessments from property owners to pay for operations and critical services. Every time an owner fails to pay their HOA dues, the other property owners are burdened with paying extra to cover the HOA’s operating expenses. At Hirzel Law, our Warren condominium and HOA attorneys can help your HOA collect delinquent HOA assessments effectively and in an uncomplicated manner.
When your Warren homeowners associations need legal assistance on HOA collection matters, our attorneys at Hirzel Law are prepared to help by:
- Writing demand letters
- Recording HOA liens for unpaid HOA assessments
- Analyzing HOA Lien priority issues
- Foreclosing HOA Liens
- Filing lawsuits to obtain money judgments
- Collecting judgments
- Representing HOAs in bankruptcy or probate proceedings
Recuperating HOA Attorney Fees & Costs
In general, Michigan homeowners associations can recover the legal fees and costs to hire an HOA lawyer to pursue collections. Keeping in mind that reasonable attorney’s fees are added in surplus to the outstanding dues to be repaid by the delinquent owner, Warren homeowners association does not have a reason for failing to acquire legal help to collect unpaid HOA dues.
It is common for Warren condominium associations to enter into contractual arrangements for services essential to operating the condo association. These contracts frequently include matters relating to:
- Cable and internet service
- Modification agreement
- Professional property management
Keep in mind that a knowledgeable HOA attorney should write most HOA contracts and review major contracts to protect the condo association’s pursuits. When you retain Hirzel Law, our lawyers help resolve any issues when a vendor violates their agreement with your homeowners association.
The condo and HOA attorneys at Hirzel Law represent condominium associations when the developer transfers the condo association’s power to the co-owners. Hirzel Law also advocates for condo associations in matters of the successor developers when taking over for the original developer or attempting to re-develop an unfinished condominium plan.
Our Warren condo lawyers provide support for condo associations with a range of issues, including developers and successor developers, such as:
- Contract review
- Financial audits and reviews
- Calling the first annual meeting to elect co-owner directors
- Construction defect litigation
- Failing to pay assessments and proportionate share of expenses
- Fraud and misrepresentation claims
- Illegal contraction of a condominium
- Unlawful expansion of a condominium
- Elimination of “need not be built” units under MCL 559.167
- Recreational facilities
- Reserve funding
- Warranty claims
Warren Condominium Association Elections & Meetings
Any well-run condominium association holds periodic elections and meetings. The condominium and HOA lawyers at Hirzel Law know the proper procedures of controlling board meetings, annual meetings, and special meetings. Our attorneys are frequent attendees at condo association meetings, and our adeptness stretches from issue-specific presentations to managing the entirety of the meeting.
When confronting anxieties about your Warren condo association meeting, turn to Hirzel Law for help with the following matters:
- Obtaining Co-Owner Consent to electronic notice
- Counting ballots
- Officer qualifications
- Drafting meeting notices
- Drafting proxies
- Director qualifications
- Electing directors
- Establishing quorum
- Meeting minutes
- Mortgagee voting
- Designation of voting representatives
- Remote participation
- Robert’s Rules of Order
- Voter eligibility
- Voting outside of a meeting
HOA Insurance Coverage
Warren HOA and condominium associations have countless insurance policies that usually cover:
- General liability
- Workers’ compensation
- Crime or Fidelity bond coverage
- Directors’ and officers’ insurance
It is pretty standard for insurers to dispute or deny claims based on whether they are covered under an HOA insurance policy. Likewise, if the condominium bylaws are ambiguous, conflicts can occur between the HOA’s insurance provider and the insurance provider for a co-owner that provides an HO-6 policy.
The Warren condominium attorneys at Hirzel Law have helped countless condo associations navigate the insurance claims procedure. From filing actions for breach of contract when insurance claims have been unfairly denied to declaratory relief, we champion and support our HOA clients at every stage along the way.
HOA Opinion Letters
Condominium associations frequently require legal aid to explain the Michigan state laws, federal laws, master deed, and condo bylaws. The condo and HOA lawyers at Hirzel Law are highly experienced in writing opinion letters to condominium associations concerning the following matters:
- Amending condo documents
- Board authority
- Bylaw enforcement
- Co-owner liability
- Developer liability
- Fair Housing Act compliance
- Insurance claims
- Maintenance responsibilities
- Michigan Condominium Act compliance
- Nonprofit Corporation Act compliance
- OTARD/FCC antenna rules
- Voting requirements
Condominium Association Rules and Regulations
In Warren, condo associations have the power to enforce reasonable HOA rules in order to apply the condo bylaws. Usually, the board of directors can implement these regulations without the co-owners’ vote. At Hirzel Law, our attorneys are experienced in drafting standard HOA rules and regulations for condo associations in Warren, including:
- Architectural control procedures
- Bylaw enforcement policies
- Board of directors codes of conduct
- Clubhouse rules
- Collection policies
- Fair Housing Act accommodation policies
- Fine procedures
- Maintenance matrixes
- Modification request procedures
- Parking rules
- Pet policies
- Pool rules
- Recreational facilities usage policies
- Satellite dish/antenna rules
Get Trusted Legal Help All Year Long with a Premium Service Plan for Warren HOA & Condo Associations
Our legal services are frequently required for many of our condominium and homeowners associations in Warren throughout the year. As a result, Hirzel Law offers a Premium Service Plan with additional resources and year-round legal support for Warren condominium associations and homeowners associations to manage their community associations effectively. For an annual fee, our Premium Service Plan provides a range of benefits, including:
- Preparation of a Condominium or HOA Report Card to evaluate your governing documents
- Attendance at one board meeting a year, upon request of the board
- Review of any HOA Board Meeting minutes
- Access to our Online library of standardized condo and HOA forms
- Access to our Online collection portal to view the current status of your HOA collections
- Attendance for all board members to ask general questions on our monthly Hirzel Hotline calls
- Attendance for all board members at Hirzel Law webinars that are presented throughout the year
- Hirzel Law will serve as the Resident Agent for the condo or HOA upon request of the board
Consult an Experienced Condominium & HOA Attorney in Warren Today
At Hirzel Law, PLC, we know the challenges and obstacles that HOAs and condominium associations must overcome when dealing with complex HOA legal issues. We strongly recommended that your Warren condominium or homeowners associations work with an experienced HOA attorney to provide general counsel and help your community association effectively resolve problems as they occur.
At Hirzel Law, our attorneys are on top of the latest changes and trends of federal and Michigan’s community association law. Our commitment to providing outstanding legal representation to community associations has earned our firm multiple awards from the Community Association Institute’s College of Community Association Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Michigan Top Lawyers, and Super Lawyers. Our Michigan HOA attorneys are recognized for highly responsive customer service and client education.
Get the legal support you need and call our award-winning condo attorneys at Hirzel Law to get solutions to your challenging legal issues. Talk to an experienced Warren condominium and HOA lawyer today by completing a contact form or calling 248-986-2290.