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Plan, Don’t React: 5 Things Every Board Member Must Consider for Long-Term Planning

Long-term planning is one of the primary duties an individual undertakes when seated on the board of directors for a community association. There is a constant balance that must be found between a desire to keep assessment levels steady (and low) and ensuring that the items which the association is responsible for repairing, replacing and maintaining are properly handled in the short and long-term.

Can you Foreclose on Just Unpaid Fines? How a Recent Decision from the Michigan Court of Appeals May Impact a Condominium Association’s Ability to Collect Unpaid Fines

Can you Foreclose on Just Unpaid Fines? How a Recent Decision from the Michigan Court of Appeals May Impact a Condominium Association’s Ability to Collect Unpaid Fines

In a unanimous but problematic decision issued on February 25, 2021 in Channel View East Condominium Association, Inc. v Ferguson (Docket No. 351888), a panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals held that a condominium association did not have authority to...

COVID-19 & Community Association Foreclosures: Boards Encouraged to Enact COVID-19 Related Moratoriums on Foreclosures

COVID-19 & Community Association Foreclosures: Boards Encouraged to Enact COVID-19 Related Moratoriums on Foreclosures

Covid-19 has upended normal life for all Americans, from widespread job losses, scrambling for daycare, to working from home while watching the kids at the same time. Community associations have likewise been affected. Such significant disruptions in daily life have,...

Rules Your Community Association Should Consider Adopting

Rules Your Community Association Should Consider Adopting

Does our Board have rulemaking authority? In Michigan, a condominium association Board has the implicit authority to enact reasonable rules and regulations regarding the condominium. Generally speaking, this authority is quite broad and unless otherwise specified in...

Get Smart – What Associations Should Consider in Light of the Rising Popularity of Smart Doorbells

Get Smart – What Associations Should Consider in Light of the Rising Popularity of Smart Doorbells

Whether its excitement over new technology or a desire to discourage criminal activity, the demand for smart doorbells continues to grow. With these devices, someone is virtually always home and can easily respond to the delivery person, scare off a porch pirate or...