Don’t Forget Which Months Have 31 Days

Your condominium’s or subdivision’s governing documents likely contain many provisions setting forth certain windows of time or deadlines by which certain actions must be taken, for example, giving notices of member meetings, taking action without a meeting, or responding to architectural modification requests. These deadlines will be enforced strictly by the courts in litigation, so it’s…

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Opting Out of Condo Association Audit Requirements – Good or Bad?

Michigan condominium associations with annual revenues greater than $20,000 are required under the Michigan Condominium Act to submit their financial records for an annual audit or review by a Certified Public Accountant. However, many condominium associations do not know that the co-owners may vote to opt out of this requirement on an annual basis, by…

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E-Mail service: Coming to a complex near you?

The Michigan House of Representatives and Senate appear ready to send a bill to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk which would, in landlord-tenant eviction action: Allow a demand for payment or possession of property to be served electronically, if the person in possession of the property had specifically consented to electronic service. Prohibit a landlord from…

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3 Tips for Handling a Co-Owner’s request to install an Electric Vehicle Charging Station

1. Review the Condominium Documents. An electric vehicle charging station (EVCS) will likely need to be located on the common elements or be hooked up to common elements. The condominium documents almost always require Board approval before a co-owner can make a modification to the common elements. The Board should review the condominium documents to determine…

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How to Tell If Your Condominium Documents Need Updating

By Robert Meisner and M. Katherine Michael I. Significant Advantages to Having Updated Governing Documents. The documents of a Condominium Project establish the Condominium Project from a legal (title) standpoint, and create the framework for the governance of the Condominium Project. A properly governed Condominium Project can significantly enhance Unit re-sale marketability and real estate…

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