The Surfside condominium collapse is one of the most unspeakable tragedies in condominium history. As investigators continue to search for the cause or causes of the collapse, it is natural to search for solutions on how future building collapses or other disasters can be prevented.
Over a year after it initially went under lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Michigan is slowly reopening. As of June 1, 2021, there are no longer any limits on the number of people who may gather together outdoors, and it
One of the most overlooked obligations of a condominium developer is the payment of proportionate share of expenses to the condominium association. This is likely due to the fact that condominium associations frequently confuse the terms “assessments” and “proportionate share of expenses.” This article will
Kevin Hirzel, Kayleigh Long and Joe Wloszek of Hirzel Law, PLC represented the Charles E. Phyle Restated Revocable Trust
In Charles E Phyle Restated Revocable Trust v Scheppe Investments, et. al., unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued April 22, 2021
While collecting delinquent condo dues is never really fun for a board of directors, it is essential for any well-run condominium association. One of the most common ways to collect delinquent condo dues is to place a lien for unpaid condo assessments on a co-owner’s
One of the fundamental concepts of condominium living is that anyone acquiring an interest in the condominium must comply with the condominium documents. The Michigan Condominium Act, specifically MCL 559.165, states that, “[e]ach unit co-owner, tenant, or nonco-owner occupant shall comply with the master deed, bylaws, and rules and regulations of the condominium project and this act.” In most cases, the condominium bylaws will also contain a provision that mirrors MCL 559.165 and requires compliance with governing documents. However, it is not uncommon for co-owners to violate the condominium bylaws, either due to ignorance, misinterpretation of the condominium documents or willful noncompliance. Accordingly, at some point in time, the board of directors is likely going to be required to take action to enforce the condominium bylaws.