February 2018 Condo Association News


February may be a short month, but it wasn’t lacking for interesting Condo and HOA news.  In the February 2018 Condo Association news roundup, we’ve got several topics of interest.  First, Maryland is considering a law that would limit the ability for developers to force Owners to waive their right to sue.  Second, a cautionary tale about why you should always pay late fees from your HOA –...

January 2018 Condo Association News Roundup


We are now a full month into 2018, and 2017 is fading deep into the rear view mirror.  January brought bitter cold to much of the U.S., but that cold didn’t keep the Condo news from being interesting.  As we launch into the new year, we see a number of familiar stories surfacing.  Drama at the San Francisco Millennium tower continues – this time over a fire violation notice.  Short-term...

December 2017 Condo Association News Roundup


Happy New Year!  Hopefully you weren’t too hungover after New Year’s Eve.  2017 is behind us, and 2018 is ready to rock and roll.  2017 was a busy year, and the Condo and Homeowners Association world did not slow down in December.  In the December 2017 Condo Association news roundup, we revisit the D.R. Horton case, cover an interesting court case analysis by Kevin Hirzel in Michigan, and get an...

Second Half 2017 Condo Association Short-Term Rentals News Roundup


If there’s a topic that is guaranteed to make the blood boil, it is the issue of Condo Association short-term rentals.  The battles over Airbnb, VRBO, and others have continued in community Associations throughout the year.  Considered a nuisance by many Owners and a profit center for others, this topic has raged throughout the year.  Here is a Condo Association short-term rentals roundup for the...

Second Half 2017 Condo Association Horror Stories


Can you believe it?  2017 is heading to the finish line.  Holiday decorations are up, and New Year’s plans are being made.  As we look toward the end of 2017, it is important to carry out a retrospective of 2017 Condo Association horror stories for the latter half of the year.  You should always keep bad news in perspective, but it is important for Owners to make sure they know what signs of...

November 2017 Condo Association News Roundup


Happy Belated Thanksgiving!  2017 is fast coming to a close.  In the November 2017 Condo Association news, you’ve got some interesting stories about Condo Association life.  One examples is what happens when a Condo resists a Special Assessment – and it’s not all good news.  Eviction of a habitual rulemaker and of course an Airbnb story round out the rest.  Enjoy the November...

October 2017 Condo Association News Roundup


October has come and gone.  While trick-or-treaters might be done for the year, the October 2017 Condo Association news roundup has signs that marijuana and Airbnb might just be here to stay.  Whether your community considers these tricks – or treats – is up to you.  Enjoy the articles in the October 2017 Condo Association news roundup! Condo boards will face uphill battle in banning marijuana...

September 2017 Condo Association News Roundup


Happy Fall!  Hopefully the equinox is bringing good tidings to your Condo Association.  September has seen hurricanes pummeling Florida and Texas, with impacts to Condo Associations.  Our thoughts and prayers go out for a speedy recovery to those communities. Included in the September 2017 Condo Association roundup are articles on the hurricanes, an update on the sinking Millennium Tower, and the...

August 2017 Condo Association News Roundup


The dog days of August are coming to an end.  The August 2017 Condo Association News caps off a hot month in the Association world.  There were so many good stories, it was hard to pick what to run with.  This month hit three of the most controversial topics in both society and Community associations.  Service animals, legalized marijuana, and short term rentals. Your condo association prohibits...

First Half 2017 Short Term Condo Association Rental News Roundup


At the start of the year, one of the Better Condo Life predictions was that the controversies surrounding short-term rentals like Airbnb and VRBO would start to get settled by the end of 2017.  A little more than halfway through the year, there has been a substantial amount of activity in a number of different cities and states.  To catch you up, here your first half 2017 Short Term Condo...

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