Can A Michigan Condominium Association Collect Attorney Fees for Bylaw Violations?
In Michigan, the responsibility for attorney fees and costs in litigation typically lies with the parties involved. Following the 'American rule,' attorney fees are not recoverable unless expressly allowed by statute, court rule, common-law exception,
Condominium Association Funds and Capital Projects: Walsh v Hawthorn Hills Owners of Rochester, Inc.
Boards of Directors of community associations are often charged with the responsibility of maintaining the capital assets of the corporation and administering the community itself. This responsibility involves difficult decisions regarding the
Guidelines for Preparing Your Association Budget
Preparing an annual budget is essential for the financial stability of community associations. However, not all associations know how to effectively create an association budget. To help you with this task, here are some guidelines that will make preparing your
Can You Pay Directors and Officers of a Michigan Condominium or Homeowners Association?
It is common for a condominium association’s master deed and bylaws or a homeowners association’s declaration to address compensating board members. Usually, such a provision will either expressly disallow any compensation or
How to Address E-Bike Fire Risks in Community Associations
E-bikes have become a widely used means of transportation in the United States, especially in metropolitan areas. There are a number of advantages to e-bikes, including their ease of use, affordability, and the reduced amount of carbon
Full disclosure, my parents owned a motorhome and would load my sister and me in the motorhome every summer for week- and month-long trips. I have some great memories from these tips, but I also remember the motorhome sitting on our driveway on the rare