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2019-02-01 08:00:00 GMT

8 Things To Know Before Buying A Retirement Condo  Forbes

In many ways, purchasing a retirement condo is much different than buying a house.



2019-01-28 08:00:00 GMT

Spotlight on Default Servicing Law Firms  DSNews.com

Click through to learn more about the financial services law firms that specialize in consumer and regulatory issues in default servicing.



2019-01-12 08:00:00 GMT

Requirements to serve on condo board  Naples Daily News

Editor's note: Attorneys at Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross respond to questions about Florida community association law. With offices in Naples, Fort Myers, ...



2019-01-09 08:00:00 GMT

What You Should Know About a Homeowners Association Before You Buy Into One  ConsumerReports.org

You need to understand how a homeowners association manages the money members pay in dues, and if you are comfortable with all of their rules.



2019-01-02 05:08:42 GMT

Acclimating New Association Staff Members - Welcome Aboard  Cooperator

Little in life is more nerve wracking than that first day on a new job: 'Are you prepared to do this?' 'Are you even qualified to do this?' 'Is your shirt buttoned ...



2018-12-03 08:00:00 GMT

HOA planned to assess every owner $6,000 for roof repairs. Here’s how residents reacted  The Wichita Eagle

Faced with a budget shortfall and leaking roofs on some homes, a Johnson County HOA wants to assess every homeowner a special $6000 fee to tackle the ...



2018-11-27 08:00:00 GMT

What Is a Special Assessment? Condo and Co-op Buyers Beware  Realtor.com News

What is a special assessment? It's an added fee that can crop up for owners of a condo, co-op, or home belonging to a homeowners association (HOA).



2018-10-30 07:00:00 GMT

Condo association barred elderly resident from using front door  Inman.com

A New Jersey condo association was charged with discrimination after an elderly resident claimed she was forced to use a back entrance with her *service* pet.



2018-10-26 07:00:00 GMT

Three new headaches for homeowner associations  Washington Post

What do drones, copyrights and mold have in common? According to USI Insurance Services, a national insurer with more than 50 offices throughout the country ...



2018-10-12 07:00:00 GMT

Associations must prepare policy for resolving complaints  Chicago Tribune

By Jan. 1, most Illinois community associations must have in effect a written policy for resolving unit owner complaints. Is your association ready? The mandate ...



2018-10-09 07:00:00 GMT

Uprising at Louisquisset Condos as residents protest decisions  Valley Breeze

Nearly all residents who attended last Wednesday's meeting on the future of the Louisquisset Condos raised their hands when asked if they thought it was time ...



2018-10-02 03:41:40 GMT

Fiduciary Duty, Disclosure, Meetings, and More - Your Board's Legal Obligations  Cooperator

The board of a condominium, cooperative or homeowners' association has a fiduciary duty to make decisions in the best interest of the community as a whole.



2018-10-02 03:39:06 GMT

Handling Proxy Voting in Your Building or HOA - Participation by Proxy  Cooperator

If you live in a condominium, cooperative or HOA, you're effectively acting as part of a participatory democracy run by an elected group of volunteers. And as with ...



2018-09-27 07:00:00 GMT

HOA and Condo Leader Sentry Management Enters 16th State with New York Merger  GlobeNewswire

The Capital-Saratoga Sentry Management office is committed to providing our homeowner association and condominium clients with the best possible *service*.



2018-09-19 07:00:00 GMT

Josh Meyers to Star in Homeowner Association Comedy in Development at NBC  Variety

Josh Meyers is set to star in, write, and executive produce a comedy currently in development at NBC, Variety has learned.



2018-09-17 07:00:00 GMT

Service animals, emotional support dogs and your condo | Ask the Experts  TCPalm

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has clear definitions of *service* animals and emotional support animals.



2018-09-15 07:00:00 GMT

Woodlake embezzler sentenced | Local News  San Mateo Daily Journal

A man accused of embezzling millions of dollars from the San Mateo Woodlake Condominium Association between 2007 and 2013 was sentenced to seven ...



2018-08-31 07:00:00 GMT

Wayne condo owners could be on the hook for $3M in repairs  NorthJersey.com

A "construction defect" at Brittany Chase, a 395-unit complex of condos and town homes in Wayne, could mean that owners there have to pay to fix it.



2018-08-28 07:00:00 GMT

Half Moon Bay lawsuit pits marina against condos  Westfair Online

A simmering dispute between the directors of the homeowners' association of Half Moon Bay in Croton-on-Hudson and the marina dockmaster has spilled over ...



2018-08-27 07:00:00 GMT

You can't live here: Why senior communities get to prohibit young people  AZCentral

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination based on age. So how do age-restricted communities do it?



2018-08-14 07:00:00 GMT

Ensure a record of your condo association payments  Chicago Tribune

If your bank keeps records of checks only for a limited time, you may want to ask to receive copies on a periodic basis.



2018-08-09 07:00:00 GMT

In a community association owner meeting, can residents force board members to answer questions?  Chicago Tribune

If owners in a community association call a special owner meeting, they can't force board members in attendance to answer questions. However, if owners are ...



2018-08-02 07:00:00 GMT

Court: Association Declaration's Reference to Alterations Encompasses Material Alterations | Daily Business Review  Law.com

The approval of board-proposed alterations to a condominium association's common elements sometimes requires adherence to the general process ...



2018-07-30 07:00:00 GMT

Fountain Gate Condo owners opposed to proposed $20k special assessment fee  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX

The HOA is securing a loan for a $1.5 million project. To pay back the loan it is imposing a special assessment, approximately $20K per unit, to be paid monthly ...



2018-07-24 07:00:00 GMT

Haile association weighs $300 charge  Gainesville Sun

In the middle of a lawsuit and dealing with beetle infestations, the Haile Plantation Association will consider charging homeowners $300 at its Aug. 6 meeting.



2018-07-20 07:00:00 GMT

‘Like 19th Century!’: Encino Condo Residents Going On Sixth Day Without Running Water  CBS Los Angeles

ENCINO (CBSLA) " Residents at an apartment complex in the San Fernando Valley have gone six days without running water, just in time for another ...



2018-07-20 07:00:00 GMT

Jury awards Kihei couple $1.7 million in disability lawsuit | News, Sports, Jobs  Maui News

A 2nd Circuit Court jury awarded a $1.7 million judgment to a Kihei couple in a disability discrimination lawsuit against their condo association over uncarpete.



2018-07-16 07:00:00 GMT

Las Vegas homeowners association hits woman with $4,000 penalty  KTNV Las Vegas

A legally-blind woman was hit by a $4000 penalty by her homeowners association -- all for apparently not filling out a form.



2018-07-14 07:00:00 GMT

Community associations oversee millions of neighbors and condo owners nationwide, most of whom are 'satisfied' with their HOA  Charleston Post Courier

Chances are anyone from families in suburban neighborhoods to empty nester condo owners have similar boards and councils that manage their villages and ...



2018-07-12 07:00:00 GMT

High-rise, leaky lines: Lawsuit alleges luxury San Pedro condo was poorly built  The Real Deal

Residents of the luxury high-rise condominium the Vue in San Pedro are suing the building's developers and contractors, alleging faulty construction that has ...



2018-07-06 07:00:00 GMT

Homeowners association rules governing exterior changes cannot be ignored  Washington Post

Q: We live in a homeowners association, and I have just been appointed to the architectural control committee. Some of the homeowners do not want such a ...



2018-07-06 07:00:00 GMT

Condo owners responsible for roach, mold problems  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Many apartment associations have excellent covenants within their lease agreements pertaining to the tenant's responsibilities pertaining to roaches and mold.



2018-06-27 07:00:00 GMT

2018 South Carolina Legislation on Homeowners Associations  Lexology

For years the South Carolina legislature has considered regulating the operation of homeowner associations (HOAs) within the state. In 2016, the South…



2018-06-20 07:00:00 GMT

Homeowners in line to pick up more payments in condo tax play  The Journal News | LoHud.com

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef's bill to end the condo break for new construction in 2021 passed the Assembly but still needs Senate approval.



2018-06-18 07:00:00 GMT

San Diego Homeowners Association wins $2.9M construction defect lawsuit  HousingWire

The San Diego Homeowners Association won $2.975 million in damages from a construction defect suit. The Naumann Law Firm filed the lawsuit in the San ...



2018-06-16 07:00:00 GMT

Who is responsible for electrical wiring and plumbing repairs?  Naples Daily News

Editor's Note: David G. Muller is a Board Certified Attorney in Condominium and Planned Development Law with Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., which represents ...



2018-06-13 07:00:00 GMT

Condo building not fully repaired nearly two years after a fire  ABC Action News

Neighbors in a Hillsborough County community are living in limbo. They demand to know when something will finally be done about the fire damage next to their ...



2018-06-09 07:00:00 GMT

Is an audited financial statement required?  Naples Daily News

Editor's note: Attorneys at Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross respond to questions about Florida community association law. With offices in Naples, Fort Myers, ...



2018-06-01 07:00:00 GMT

Enforcing community association rules by imposing fines  The Ledger

One of the most common challenges for community associations is how to effectively enforce association rules against residents who repeatedly violate them.



2018-06-01 07:00:00 GMT

Summary Of 2018 Community Association Legislation | Roetzel & Andress  JD Supra

This year, the Florida Legislature approved one main bill affecting condominium, cooperative, and homeowners' associations. House Bill 841, effective July 1, ...



2018-05-29 07:00:00 GMT

Resolving association insurance claims due to Hurricane Irma  Naples Daily News

Editor's note: Attorneys at Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross respond to questions about Florida community association law. With offices in Naples, Fort Myers, ...



2018-05-25 07:00:00 GMT

For the newbie condo buyer, here's a quick primer  Chicago Tribune

In most states, when a consumer wants to buy a condo unit, the buyer is entitled to a wealth of information, including legal documents and financial info.



2018-05-21 07:00:00 GMT

Clearing the Air at the Austonian  TOWERS Austin

Q: Since last month, there's been a bunch of work taking place at the Austonian. I see what looks like scaffolding and some other equipment up there. What's ...



2018-05-18 07:00:00 GMT

Cromwell man bought condo, finds out he never owned it  WFSB

It's a home buyer's nightmare. Purchasing a property, then finding out years down the road that you never really owned anything and all that money you put into ...



2018-05-12 07:00:00 GMT

Looking for a home in Bluffton or Hilton Head? Here's what you'll pay in HOA/ POA fees  The Island Packet

If you are buying a home on Hilton Head Island or in Bluffton, there's more to consider than just the listing price. If you choose to live in one of the many private ...



2018-05-02 07:00:00 GMT

NY state gives condo owners millions in property tax breaks; the rest of us pay for it  Syracuse.com

Loophole allows 100000 Upstate NY condo owners to take $330 million in annual tax breaks on homes that look no different than their neighbors.



2018-05-01 07:00:00 GMT

Palm Springs resident sues his homeowners association for blocking short-term rentals  The Desert Sun

Joseph Romano sued his homeowners association, alleging a change in the association's bylaws after he bought his unit has cost him thousands of dollars.



2018-04-26 07:00:00 GMT

Condo owners buy Shores of Panama amenities  The News Herald

It is big news for the Shores of Panama, which has really had a black eye for 10 years,” Counts-Oakes President Andy Phillips said.



2018-04-19 07:00:00 GMT

How Condos and HOAs Fit In - Timeshares and Fractional Ownership  Cooperator

Timeshares are a mystery to many. What are they really? An investment? A vacation club? Some combination of both that affords an opportunity to have an ...



2018-04-18 07:00:00 GMT

The Law: Changes were made to community-association laws  The Ledger

In March, Gov. Rick Scott signed House Bill 841 into law. House Bill 841, which takes effect July 1, makes numerous changes to statutes regulating certain ...



2018-04-10 07:00:00 GMT

'A rude awakening' for many Utahns as HOA fees rise  KSL.com

Before Amanda Collins and her family moved into her South Jordan townhome more than a decade ago, she made sure to ask about the fees for the two ...



2018-04-10 07:00:00 GMT

Closing condos under litigation: Fannie Mae now gives lenders a way out  HousingWire

Project litigation is one of many risks when evaluating a mortgage application for a condo unit. Since 2010 Fannie Mae has had roughly the same litigation ...



2018-04-06 07:00:00 GMT

Leaking roof damages condo: Who pays?  Chicago Daily Herald

Q. Our condominium building has been plagued with leaks over the years as a result of a poorly finished roof, inadequate flashing materials and missing ...



2018-03-23 07:00:00 GMT

D.C. ruling offers good news for condo associations, bad news for banks  The Washington Post

A new case in the District offers good news to condo associations struggling with owners delinquent on their fees: It reinforces their right to foreclose on a unit ...



2018-03-23 07:00:00 GMT

2018 Legislative Changes for Community Associations  Lexology

On March 23, 2018, Governor Scott approved House Bill 841, amending a number of statutes regulating community associations. The following is a summary…



2018-03-21 07:00:00 GMT

Amendment to Illinois condo law sparks outcry, leaves owners and board members 'feeling powerless'  Chicago Tribune

A new law that seemed like a simple fix has sparked an outcry for a do-over. That's what is happening with an amendment to Section 19 of the Illinois ...



2018-03-07 08:00:00 GMT

Todd Starnes: Bible study, Christian music banned by Florida condo association  Fox News

The sign was not very hard to miss: “ANY AND ALL CHRISTIAN MUSIC IS BANNED.” That message was posted on an organ located in a commons area of ...



2018-03-06 08:00:00 GMT

There's a water leak between two condos. Should owners resolve, or should the association?  Chicago Tribune

A water leak might seem like an issue to be handled among neighbors, but the issue is actually more complex, writes Condo Adviser Howard Dakoff.



2018-02-24 08:00:00 GMT

What are the statute requirements for notice of meetings?  Naples Daily News

Editor's note: Attorneys at Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross respond to questions about Florida community association law. With offices in Naples, Fort Myers, ...



2018-02-13 08:00:00 GMT

Aurora addresses problems at Red Sky Condo complex  FOX 31 Denver

AURORA, Colo. -- The city of Aurora is taking two groups to court to address growing problems at a condominium complex. The Red Sky Homeowners ...



2018-02-09 08:00:00 GMT

What makes for an ethical condo association election?  The Washington Post

Dear Benny:Our condo has an election coming up: eight applicants for four positions. Residents are sent packets with applicants' résumés and proxy sheet to ...



2018-01-17 08:00:00 GMT

What can condo association do about an owner's disruptive tenant?  Chicago Tribune

For violations of a condo association's governing documents by a tenant, the board may fine the unit owner and charge for costs incurred by the association.



2017-08-11 07:00:00 GMT

Your condo association prohibits pets, but you need a 'comfort' animal. What do you do?  The Washington Post

*Service* animals cannot be restricted, and there are ways to get the board to allow a comfort pet.




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