“Plan for what it is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small.” Sun Tzu
During this time of economic uncertainty and concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, community associations should take an 'inventory' of the current conditions of the association and have a continuity plan
Condominium associations and homeowners associations collect assessments from homeowners earmarked for the benefit of the community. However, there are times when board members, property managers or, more generally, thieves misappropriate or embezzle monies intended to benefit the community.
In 2017, the treasurer of the Black Forest
Many condominium board members volunteer to serve their condominium association for altruistic purposes. While often well intentioned, it is not uncommon for board members to not have any training that would make them aware of potential pitfalls that commonly entangle a condominium association in litigation.
The Michigan Condominium Act was amended in 2014 to impose additional requirements on condominium associations with respect to financial record keeping and encourage transparency. Prior to 2014, the annual audit or review of an association’s books, records and financial statements did not need to be