Discrimination

Michigan Passes Law Allowing Owners and HOAs to Remove Discriminatory Restrictions from Deeds and Other Recorded Documents

Michigan Passes Law Allowing Owners and HOAs to Remove Discriminatory Restrictions from Deeds and Other Recorded Documents

The time is always right to do what is right. Martin Luther King, Jr.  A new Michigan law went into effect on December 13, 2022 called the Discharge of Prohibited Restrictive Covenants Act (“Act”). This Act gives Michigan property owners and Michigan community...

Protections Against Housing Discrimination Extended to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Protections Against Housing Discrimination Extended to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

The new presidential administration is expanding the government's enforcement of the federal Fair Housing Act ("FHA"). Community associations are subject to the anti-discrimination provisions within the FHA. The FHA expressly prohibits discrimination based upon "sex"...

Davis vs. Echo Valley Condominium Association: Guidance for Associations on Reasonable Accommodations and Nuisance Actions

Davis vs. Echo Valley Condominium Association: Guidance for Associations on Reasonable Accommodations and Nuisance Actions

The decline of smokers and smoking within one’s home in recent decades has led many co-owners in attached units to expect a relatively smoke-free living environment. However, the legalization of marijuana, first for medical purposes and now recreational use, has...