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April 2018 Condo Association News Roundup

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April showers bring May flowers… and May flowers bring Condo debates over landscaping.  Hopefully your May will have everyone agreeing on what colors and types of plants your community wants to plant.  The April 2018 Condo Association news is more contentious.  Drones, weed, and big changes in Canada – articulately captured by Ontario lawyer Michelle Kelly – make the headlines...

2018 Condo Association Marijuana News Roundup

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April 20th, a sacred day for weed smokers everywhere, is just around the corner. This year is a particularly special year as Canada is on the verge of legalizing marijuana across the country.  Marijuana users are rejoicing, but Condo Associations are cringing. Smoke smells are the bane of Associations, as one Owner’s enjoyment is another’s nightmare. To celebrate 4/20 here is the 2018 Condo...

March 2018 Condo Association News Roundup

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March has gone out like a lamb, and spring is in the air.  As we shake off winter, there’s lots to cover in the March 2018 Condo Association news roundup.  An article from Donna DiMaggio Berger talks about how community Associations can handle the construction of neighboring buildings.  An article from Canada talks about the impacts of widespread marijuana legalization on Condo communities and...

February 2018 Condo Association News

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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